Services for Students with Disabilities

Welcome to the University of Michigan!

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) recognizes disability as an integral part of diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable educational environment for disabled students.

Applying to UMich

Students who wish to apply to Umich should visit the Undergraduate Admissions website to learn more about academic programs and requirements. Once a student has been fully admitted to UMich, they are able to begin our interactive process for exploring accommodations.

Please visit our How To Get Connected page below to fill out our Student Application Form and learn how to get connected to an SSD Coordinator. Reviewing our Helpful Documentation Guidelines can help students be proactive in understanding documentaiton needs. 

Students who are not yet admitted, still in high school, or have questions before formally connecting with our office can schedule a Prospective Student Appointment where they can learn more about SSD’s process, exploring accommodations in higher education and Disability-related documentation needs. To schedule a meeting contact our office at (734) 763-3000 or ssdoffice@umich.edu.

For Placement Testing Accommodations contact the Office of New Student Programs.

Paratransit Services are offered for students, employees, and visitors to campus. If you are in need of Paratransit Services, please complete our Paratransit Application

For information on Accessible Parking around campus, please visit Logistics, Transportation & Parking.

Housing Accommodations are explored by Housing's Health and Disability Coordinator. You may contact them about the accommodation process by calling (734) 764-7400 or emailing hsg-health-disability@umich.edu.

If you have a food allergy or require a special diet, M|Dining has registered dietitians who can provide you with the resources and information needed to make healthy food choices in the dining halls. For more information check out M|Dining's Allergies and Special Diets or contact them at eatsmart@umich.edu.

 

Temporary Accommodations 

Students with temporary injuries (such as a broken limb, concussion, or surgery recovery) can complete a Student Application Form and receive services through the SSD on a temporary basis. 

Students with temporary injuries can meet with an SSD Coordinator prior to submitting documentation. Coordinators can discuss any documentation needs during your Welcome Meeting. In some situations, provisional accommodations may be appropriate and are typically approved for 1 semester, and may later be approved on a permanent basis. 

 


FERPA

The University of Michigan complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs the release of and access to student education records.


Student Application

Detailed steps to complete the Student Application, as well as a timeline for communication with the SSD office.  


Helpful Documentation Guidelines

SSD engages in an interactive process to explore accommodations. Documentation assists Coordinators in understanding how disability impacts a student's academic environment and allows us to make informed decisions about reasonable accommodations. These guidelines can help a student be proactive in understanding documentation needs.