Disability Support Program
The Disability Support Program provides accommodations and services to students with disabilities who need academic and personal support. University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is committed to supporting equal access to education, student organizations and campus life activities.
The program is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended.
Disabilities that are supported through the program include:
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (commonly known as ADHD)
- Hearing impairments
- Learning disabilities
- Other disabilities or challenges
The Office of Student Affairs considers each request for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Types of accommodations may include:
- Extended test time
- Flexibility in-class participation
- Extended deadlines
- Housing accommodations
The Disability Support Program team will work with you and your faculty members to ensure your needs are met in and out of the classroom.
If you believe you may need accommodations at any point during the semester, it is advantageous to request accommodations at the beginning of the semester rather than waiting until the end of the semester. Requesting accommodations before you begin struggling allows time for adjustments and modifications throughout the semester.
If you have any questions about accommodations, please contact Kay Davis, assistant director of academic support, at 314.446.8355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for First-Time Accommodations
Students who request accommodations or services must submit current documentation from health care providers who are qualified to diagnose and treat their disability.
- All documentation regarding a student’s disability must be typed on official letterhead and include the signature of a qualified, licensed health care professional related to the area of concern.
- Documentation must include the most recent evaluation. Documentation must be submitted within 12 months of the previous evaluation if the condition is progressive or if a change occurs.
- The report must include a specific diagnosis, objective evidence of a substantial limitation and detailed explanation and recommendation for types of accommodations.
- Extended test time is defined as time and one half.
Students seeking first-time accommodations may submit their request and upload supporting documentation through our online Disability Support Accommodation Request Form.
Submit a request for accommodation.
After reviewing your request and supporting documentation, our Disability Support Program team will consult with you to identify appropriate accommodations.
Please note: Self-disclosure of disabilities is voluntary and confidential.
Students must renew their accommodations prior to the beginning of each semester. Renewal documentation is dependent upon the type of disability and is determined on an individual basis.
Request an Accommodated Exam
Students must request accommodations for each quiz, test or final at least five days prior to the scheduled exam.
If you have already been approved for accommodations, please submit an accommodated exam request.
Request an Emotional Support Animal
Emotional support animals must be recommended by a mental health care professional, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist who is treating a student for a mental health condition.
To request accommodations related to emotional support animals, contact Kay Davis, assistant director of academic support, at email@example.com or 314.446.8355.
For more information on the program or documentation requirements, contact Kay Davis, assistant director of academic support, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.446.8355.