Filed under: prospective students

I have a temporary disability. Can SDS help me? What services might be available?

Services for students who have a temporary disability are available.  The application process is the same.  If, for example you injured your dominant hand, we may work to find an assigned note-taker for your classes. You may be approved for extended time on exams. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


What is the process for obtaining housing accommodations?

For any accommodations related to housing, please refer to their website at http://housing.uiowa.edu/apply-housing/medical-ada-accommodations. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


I need transportation assistance on campus. Where do I go for help?

Student Disability Services provides academic accommodations. For transportation assistance on campus, contact Cambus and inquire of their Bionic Bus system.  Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


Is tutoring provided specifically for students with disabilities?

Tutoring is not an academic accommodation at the college level.  There are tutor referral sources on campus for use by all students.  https://tutor.uiowa.edu/  Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


I am a prospective student. May I meet with someone from your office during my campus tour?

We would be happy to meet with you during your tour of campus.  Please coordinate this request through the Admissions Visitors Center so they can integrate your visit with the rest of your campus tour. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017



Can my parents be involved in this process?

If you would like them to be.   According to FERPA, you must complete a Consent to Release Information form to allow our staff speak with your parents. Contact sds-info@uiowa.edu fore more information. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


I had a 504 plan in high school. Will it transfer to the University of Iowa?

No, it will not.  Services received during K-12 are covered under different legislation than those received during college.  A 504 plan is useful in terms of highlighting what has been helpful to a student in the past. However the range of accommodations and services available in college may differ. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


Who is responsible for paying for documentation to verify my disability?

You are responsible. Please review the Documentation Guidelines. If you have questions about where to obtain the necessary documentation, please contact our office. Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


Should I self-identify that I have a disability during the admission process?

Disclosing your disability during the admission process is voluntary and a separate process from requesting accommodations.  The University of Iowa will not discriminate against you due to your status as an individual with a disability.  If you are applying under the Individual Review Process and believe that your disability is... Continue reading...

Posted August 4, 2017


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