Academic Accommodation Request Process
In order to request academic accommodations through Student Accessibility Services, we ask that you first:
- Self-identify to SAS by filling out the Student Accessibility Services Registration Form.
- Submit documentation (details about documentation can be found below under “Documentation Requirements") to our office via fax at (914) 989-8047 or email (SASNYC@pace.edu).
- Call our office at (212) 346-1199 to schedule an intake screening appointment with SAS. These appointments are about 60 minutes in length and can be conducted over the phone or over Zoom. Please indicate with our front desk staff which you would prefer.
All three components are necessary in the interactive process of requesting academic accommodations. If you have any questions or concerns, please schedule a consultation appointment by calling the office at (212) 346-1199.
Student Accessibility Services will be conducting remote appointments this semester. Therefore, our daily walk-in hour is canceled for the fall. New and returning students are encouraged to schedule appointments with SAS staff by calling the office at (212) 346-1199.
You must provide SAS with documentation for review. Documentation requirements vary depending on the type of disability. It is strongly recommended to submit documentation before scheduling an appointment. Note that it may take up to two weeks to review the documentation.
Student Accessibility Services will be receiving documentation electronically via email or fax for the fall semester. Documentation can be emailed to the general inbox, SASNYC@pace.edu, or via fax at (914) 989-8047.
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.
- Professional Disability Assessment Questionnaire: General Academic Accommodation Requests (PDF)
- Professional Disability Assessment Questionnaire: General Academic Accommodation Requests (DOC)
Accommodation Letter and Testing Accommodation Request Forms
Accommodation Letter Request Form
Students who are approved for academic accommodations through SAS must request accommodation letters each semester via the online form. If you are not registered with SAS, you may not submit these forms until after you complete the registration process. SAS strongly recommends that students submit this form within the first two weeks of the semester. If you have already made a letter request for the semester, but need additional letters due to adding and/or dropping a course, please indicate this on the form and fill out the information requested as directed.
Testing Accommodation Request Form (TARF)
Students must submit a Testing Accommodation Request Form (TARF) for EACH exam or quiz they wish to schedule with SAS. It is the student's responsibility to submit the online form to SAS fully completed 10 days prior to the exam date.
Information for Professors
- For the Fall 2020 semester, we ask that you email your exam to Sydney Tisch, the Accommodations Coordinator.
Alternate Format & Electronic Text Request Form
If you have been granted alternate format for textbooks & course materials and require electronic textbooks as part of your accommodations, please use the Alternate Format & Electronic Text Request Form to submit your requests. Please remember that you must the receipts for the purchase or rental of the textbooks/course materials to SAS prior to submitting your request.
Supplemental Accommodation Requests
If you already registered with SAS and have previously been granted academic accommodations but would like to request additional accommodations, please complete the Supplemental Accommodation Request Form (PDF).
Housing Accommodation Request Process
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) encourages timeliness in submitting requests for housing accommodations.
SAS encourages students to apply for housing accommodations as soon as they are able to, and recommends scheduling a screening appointment after submitting their completed request packet.
Determining accommodations is an interactive process between you (the student), SAS and other relevant parties (as determined by SAS) and reviewing your request may take at least 4 to 6 weeks to process once all materials have been submitted. Your request will not be reviewed until the application, personal statement and documentation have been received by the office.
Students requesting a housing accommodation must be eligible to live in university housing, which includes submitting a general housing application and deposit. Please see the housing website for complete information regarding general application and deposit deadlines.
Housing Selection Dates & Building Information
Students with approved medical accommodations will be required to meet with Vincent Randazzo to choose their housing assignment for 2020-2021 and to 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 Double
- 0—6.999 All Available Rooms
Specific Forms & Procedures
Detailed information is included in each Housing Accommodation Request Packet – please review carefully.
Process for Students Previously Granted Accommodations
For Academic Year 2021-2022
The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) encourages timeliness with student requests for housing accommodations and strongly recommends that students who received housing accommodations at Pace University (either NYC or Westchester) during the 2020-2021 academic year, complete the Housing Accommodation Request Packet (HARP) for Previously Granted Accommodations (PDF) by March 15, 2021. Note: Housing selection begins the last week of March for students with medical accommodations. Please view the housing website for complete details and dates.
- Inquire with SAS at (212) 346-1526 or email Ashley Sanguinetti
Process for Students Seeking Accommodations (Not Previously Granted)
For Academic Year 2021-2022
- Returning graduate and undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to submit their housing accommodation request packet at least four to six weeks prior to general housing selection in order to allow time for SAS to process the application. General housing selection is scheduled for the first week in April.
- Incoming Freshman are strongly encouraged to submit their housing accommodation request packet by July 15, 2021 in order to allow time for SAS to process the application. The schedule for freshman general housing selection is not available at this time. Please view the housing website for updates.
- Download and complete the Housing and Accommodations Request Packet for New Accommodations (PDF)
For Academic Year 2020-2021
- Inquire with SAS at (212) 346-1199 or email Ashley Sanguinetti
For Summer Housing Accommodations for both Pace University Students and Summer Residents (non-Pace students)
- Returning graduate and undergraduate students: March 15, 2021. Note: Housing selection begins the first week of April 2021. Please view the Pace housing website for complete details and dates.
- Transfer/Visiting Students/Residents: Upon admission and acceptance to the university and completion of summer deposit. Please view the housing website for complete details and dates.
- Download and complete the Housing and Accommodations Request Packet for Summer 2021(PDF)
For housing-related questions, please contact:
Patrick Roger Gordon
Asst. Dean/Director of Residence Life
Phone: (212) 346-1295
For disability-related questions and questions about the accommodation request procedures, please contact:
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
156 William Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 346-1199
Interim Associate Director