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Disability Services Transfer Checklist

Disability Services Transfer Checklist

 Transferring to another college?  Thinking about using academic accommodations at another college?

Below is a checklist to help you plan your transfer and pursue accommodations at your new college. Though it provides a general idea of the process, timing varies from college to college, so make sure to inquire about specific deadlines and/or timelines at the college you are transferring to. This checklist is in addition to any general transfer guide or process needed at your new college. Inquire with admissions or the transfer office on general transfer information.

Some starting questions:

  • Do you have a current copy of your healthcare/disability information? Is it the most up to date regarding your health condition(s) or disability(ies) and impacts in college?
  • Have you contacted the new college to understand the steps to get accommodations?
  • Are you transferring to a semester or quarter college?
  • Are you transferring into your major directly at your new college?
  • Are you also seeking on-campus housing accommodations?
  • Will you need to take any placement exams with accommodations during your transfer process?

It can take 1-5 weeks to get completely set up with accommodations based on different variables so students are encouraged to connect as early as possible with the Disability Services office.

Checklist for students transferring from a 2 year college to another 2 year college:

Suggested start time for this transfer is 6 weeks prior to a quarter or as soon as you are eligible to register for classes

  • Contact future college Disability Services office to inquire about the getting started process.
  • Request disability documentation to be transferred from current college, if appropriate, to new college or Provide copy of health care/disability diagnosis documentation.
  • If appropriate, share a Letter of Accommodation from prior college that outlines approved accommodations from previous college as a starting point for conversation with new college.
  • Submit request for accommodations, and meet with staff of new college’s Disability Services office.

Checklist for students transferring from a 2 year college to a 4 year college:

Suggested start time for this transfer ranges from 4-6 months based on the request.

2 quarters or 1 semester in advance (or upon acceptance if later) of admission to a 4 year college

  • Contact future college Disability Services office to inquire about their getting started process. View office website for next steps and review information on transferring into the college and disability documentation guidelines.
  • If necessary review your healthcare information and update temporary and chronic conditions impacts if your future college will need updated information.
  • Request disability documentation to be transferred from current college, if appropriate, to new college or provide copy of health care/disability diagnosis documentation.
  • If appropriate, share a Letter of Accommodation from prior college that outlines approved accommodations from previous college as a starting point for conversation with new college.
  • Submit request for accommodations, and meet with staff of new colleges Disability Services office

Housing-specific accommodations

  • 3-4 months prior to Fall start review housing application and request process. See various colleges’ housing deadlines as they are likely on a different timeline than academic accommodations