We will consider any information (including, but not limited to, your description of your needs; records of past accommodations and services from high school or another college; formal psychological or medical evaluations, letters from past health, education or service providers) when evaluating requests for accommodation. This information is needed so that we can develop an understanding of how your conditions are likely to impact you.
Any documentation submitted must be completed by a qualified professional (i.e. Medical Doctor, Psychologist, Counselor) and typed on letterhead.
For information on how to register, please review our Register with Disability Services page.
I have had a documented disability for years, but did not register with Disability Services. Last semester my grades suffered due to my disability. If I register with Disability Services, can my past grades be changed?
I have a disability that sometimes affects my attendance. If I am registered as a student with a disability through Disability Services, will I be granted an accommodation that allows for extra absences from class?
I have a disability that sometimes affects my schedule and completion of assignments, papers, and test preparation. If I am registered as a student with a disability through Disability Services, will I be granted an accommodation that allows me extensions for assignments, papers, and test preparation?
I have a disability. My SAT score/GRE score/GPA does not meet USC Aiken requirements for admission. Can I meet with someone in Disability Services to get assistance with my admissions application/assistance getting admitted to the university?
Disability is not considered in the admissions process. However, sometimes students choose to disclose various life experiences in an admissions essay. Some students, for example, may talk about completing high school while working two jobs because of the death of a parent. Other students may talk about completing high school while dealing with a disability.
Also, you should know that if you choose to send disability documentation to admissions, they WILL NOT pass it on to Disability Services. If you are admitted to USC Aiken and decide to register as a student with a disability through Disability Services, YOU MUST APPLY for services through Disability Services.