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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Students with disabilities

Cornell University is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities (including physical, medical, visual, hearing, learning, ADHD and psychological disabilities) have equal access to all university programs and activities.

Policies and procedures have been developed to provide students with as much independence as possible, to preserve confidentiality, and to provide students with disabilities the same exceptional opportunities available to all Cornell students.

Student Disability Services (SDS) will arrange for the provision of auxiliary aids, assistive technology, and reasonable accommodations for all qualified students with documented disabilities, including:

  • academic accommodations,
  • accessible campus housing,
  • transportation services, and
  • dietary/dining accommodations/resources.

If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations for equal access, you will need to register with SDS.

To register with SDS, students must

  1. Submit the Disability Self-Disclosure and Request for Access Accommodations form online. (Click on "Register with SDS" to access the form.)
  2. Submit current and comprehensive disability documentation (please note that eligibility guidelines, documentation requirements, and appropriate accommodations may differ from high school).
  3. Meet with an SDS counselor upon arriving on campus.

Some accommodations, such as a specific housing assignment, alternative format textbooks/materials, or sign language interpreters, take advance notice to arrange, so please contact SDS as soon as you have been accepted and have decided to attend Summer College. The Disability Self-Disclosure and Request for Access Accommodations form will be available beginning March 1, 2017.

All disability-related information is kept confidential. Please feel free to contact SDS if you have questions or concerns: telephone 607.254.4545; e-mail sds_cu@cornell.edu.