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New York City Office of Disability Services Forms

First Appointment Registration

General Academic Accommodation Requests:

If you are requesting academic accommodations such as extended time for exams, note-taking services, etc., you must provide ODS with documentation for review. Documentation requirements vary depending on the type of disability. If you have any questions regarding the required documentation, please contact ODS staff via the contact information listed below. Documentation can be submitted by fax, scan, email, mailed to the office, or by delivering it to the office in person. Please also include a cover letter noting the accommodations you are requesting. It is strongly recommended to submit documentation before scheduling an appointment. Note that it may take up to two weeks to review the documentation.

If you do not already have documentation of your disability, you may ask your medical provider to complete the Professional Disability Assessment Questionnaire for General Academic Accommodation Requests, found below. Alternatively, the medical provider may submit a letter with the required information.

During the first appointment, you will complete an online demographic form. You will then meet with an ODS staff member to review policies and procedures of accessing accommodations.

Contact Information:

Office of Disability Services
156 William Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Phone: (212) 346-1526
Fax: (212) 346-1530


Accommodation Letter Request & Update Forms

Students who are registered with ODS must request accommodation letters each semester via the online forms. If you are not registered with ODS, you may not submit these forms until after you complete the registration process. ODS strongly recommends that students submit this form within the first two weeks of the semester.

Initial requests, please use this form:

If you have submitted an original request and have a change to your schedule, please submit this form:


Testing Accommodation Request Form (TARF)

Students must submit a Testing Accommodation Request Form (TARF) for EACH exam or quiz they wish to schedule with ODS. It is the student's responsibility to return the form FULLY COMPLETED 7 days prior to the exam date and 10 days prior to the final and midterm exams.

TARF Submission Options:


Housing Accommodation Requests: New Requests

If you are a returning student and will be living on campus and you have not been previously granted a housing accommodation due to a disability, please review the following information. This information does not apply to incoming students for Fall 2015.

1: Students requesting accommodations must submit the general application for housing and pay the deposit abiding by any deadlines and requirements of Residential Life.

2: Student must complete the questions on pages 2 & 3 of the Housing Accommodation Request Packet (HARP) and return them to ODS.

3: Medical documentation must be provided in the form of the Professional Disability Assessment Questionnaire: Housing Accommodation Request (included in the HARP) or a letter from a qualified medical professional. The letter must be written on the provider’s letterhead, signed and dated, and include the provider’s licensing information, if applicable. Documentation must demonstrate medical necessity and discuss the relationship of the disability to the accommodation request.

4: Students may be asked to sign an authorization to release information allowing ODS staff to contact your medical provider if the Assistant Director has questions and/or requires further clarification of the medical documentation.

5: Student must meet with the Assistant Director of ODS to review accommodation requests and review policies and procedures for accessing those accommodations. It is preferable that all documentation is received (outlined in steps 2 & 3) before meeting with the Assistant Director to allow time for the Assistant Director to review the request. If you cannot meet with the Assistant Director in person, please inform the Assistant Director and alternate arrangements will be arranged.

6: If requested accommodation is granted, student must meet with the Director of Residential Life, Patrick Roger-Gordon to determine specific placement. If the granted housing accommodation is not readily available (for example, a single room), the student will be given a general room assignment and re-assigned as soon as the granted accommodation is available.

7: If you have general housing questions or would like to see blueprints and photos of the various residence halls, please refer to the housing website: www.pace.edu/housing.

Please note that the housing accommodations request process is separate from requests for academic accommodations. Additional documentation will be required and reviewed separately from requests for housing accommodations. See section above titled "General Academic Accommodation Requests".

ODS is encouraging timeliness with student requests and is asking students to submit documentation and student questions by March 26, 2015. This will allow the Assistant Director two weeks before housing selection begins (the week of April 6) to review the medical documentation, contact the medical provider (if necessary), and meet with the student.

If the request is not granted, students may appeal to the Assistant Dean for Community Standards and Compliance, Debbie Levesque. Appeals must be in writing and submitted within five business days of the denial notice. Ms. Levesque may be reached at:

Howard Johnson Hall, Room 1-12
235 Elm Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
914-923-2892
dlevesque@pace.edu

If you have any questions, please contact the Assistant Director of the Office of Disability Services, Jenna Cler, via email (jcler@pace.edu); phone (212.346.1526); during daily walk-in hours (3pm-4pm); or making an appointment (call 212.346.1526). ODS is located at 156 William St, 8th Floor.

On April 6 and 7, students with approved for medical accommodations will be required to meet with the director of housing, choose their housing assignment for 2015-2016, and sign a housing contract. Approval for an accommodation due to a disability is not designed to provide students with a room selection advantage with respect to building selection. Unless the granted accommodation requires a specific building, students granted medical accommodations will be required to choose a room in a building commensurate with where they would be placed if participating in the main room selection process. For this reason, students granted a housing accommodation will be limited to the following buildings, based on their room selection numbers (unless the selection of a different building is necessary to meet the specified accommodation):

  • 7.0+ 182 33 Beekman, Fulton Hall, 55 John Street
  • 0—6.999 33 Beekman, 55 John Street

Housing Accommodation Requests: Previously Granted Accommodations

If you were granted a housing accommodation for the academic year 2014-2015, you may not need to submit medical documentation; however, you do need to request housing accommodations if you intend to live in campus residence halls for the 2015-2016 academic year.

1: Students requesting accommodations must submit the general application for housing and pay the deposit abiding by any deadlines and requirements of Residential Life.

2: Complete the Housing Accommodations Request Form for Previously Granted Housing Accommodations and submit to ODS.

3: Student must meet with the Assistant Director of ODS to review accommodation requests. The Assistant Director will discuss with you if updated documentation is required during this meeting. If you are required to submit updated documentation, your provider may complete the Professional Disability Assessment Questionnaire: Housing Accommodations Form or write a letter that includes the specific information from the form.

Please note that the housing accommodations request process is separate from requests for academic accommodations. Additional documentation will be required and reviewed separately from requests for housing accommodations. See section above titled "General Academic Accommodation Requests".

ODS is encouraging timeliness with student requests and is asking students to submit all required paperwork by March 26, 2015. This will allow the Assistant Director two weeks before housing selection begins (the week of April 6) to review the medical documentation (if required) and meet with the student.

On April 6 and 7, students with approved for medical accommodations will be required to meet with the director of housing, choose their housing assignment for 2015-2016, and sign a housing contract. Approval for an accommodation due to a disability is not designed to provide students with a room selection advantage with respect to building selection. Unless the granted accommodation requires a specific building, students granted medical accommodations will be required to choose a room in a building commensurate with where they would be placed if participating in the main room selection process. For this reason, students granted a housing accommodation will be limited to the following buildings, based on their room selection numbers (unless the selection of a different building is necessary to meet the specified accommodation):

  • 7.0+ 182 33 Beekman, Fulton Hall, 55 John Street
  • 0—6.999 33 Beekman, 55 John Street

Alternate Format & Electronic Text Request Form

If you have been granted alternate format for textbooks and course materials and require electronic textbooks as part of your accommodations, please use the Alternate Format & Electronic Test Request Form to submit your requests. Please remember that you must submit the receipts for the purchase or rental of the textbooks/course materials to ODS prior to submitting your request.

Alternate Format & Electronic Test Request Form


Supplemental Accommodation Requests

If you are already registered with ODS and have previously been granted academic accommodations but would like to request additional accommodations, please complete the Supplemental Accommodation Request Form found below and submit the completed form to Jenna Cler (jcler@pace.edu) and/or Kris Robinson (krobinson2@pace.edu) via e-mail or fax (914) 989-8047.

Supplmental Accommodation Request Form