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Psychology OSD Accommodations

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) promotes and facilitates educational access for students with disabilities. Each year they serve about 650 students with various permanent or temporary documented disabilities.

Many students require extra time and/or a separate room for their exams. The Psychology Student Affairs Office is available to schedule exam room accommodations. This largely depends on the availability of department space and we do our best to accommodate all OSD students.

The instruction letter sent to psychology faculty and graduate students can be found here (PDF).

General reminders:

  • Remind students to submit AFA letters to both the department and instructor within the first two weeks of class.
  • Submit OSD exam room accommodation requests ( within the first two weeks of the quarter. Any final exam requests should be submitted no later than Monday, week 7.
  • Students must schedule their quiz or exam with the Psychology Student Affairs Office to receive their OSD exam 

    accommodations. If the student takes the quiz or exam in class, the course teaching team is not expected to provide any 

    OSD exam accommodations (unless it pertains to a reader or scribe).

  • Students do not get extra time if they are late and may be required to get approval from the instructor before being allowed to begin the exam.
  • Students will be asked to show an ID card before beginning the exam.
  • We cannot guarantee that a single student will have a larger room to themselves.


Sample Statement for Course Syllabi

Students requesting accommodations for this course due to a disability must provide a current Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) letter issued by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) which is located in University Center 202 behind Center Hall. Students are required to present their AFA letters to the course instructor (please make arrangements to contact me privately) and to the Psychology Student Affairs Office OSD Liaison in advance so that accommodations may be arranged prior to the first exam or quiz.

Letter to OSD Student (Psychology Dept. procedure)

Contact the OSD for further information:

858.534.4382 (phone) (email) (website)