New Students – Registering with ODS
Once you have been admitted to Western Oregon University and received your WOU V-number, you should set up your WOU email account and review ODS’s common accommodations.
Please review our housing accommodations webpage if you are requesting housing accommodations. For academic and classroom requests, we have two options for documentation:
Option 1- provide disability documentation (including an IEP or 504 Plan) or a letter on official letterhead from your *Qualified Licensed Provider specializing in your disability area that clearly states the following:
- A specific diagnosis
- Functional limitations in an academic setting
- Suggested recommendations for accommodations in an academic setting to minimize the functional limitations
Option 2- Bring the form below to your *Qualified Licensed Professional to complete (make sure you give them your V-number):
Documentation may be uploaded to the application, faxed, mailed, or submitted in person during office hours.
*A Qualified Licensed Professional must have expertise in the disability diagnosis and follow established best practices in the field.
Upon receipt of your application and documentation, your file will be reviewed for approval. You will be notified (via your WOU email) if you’re invited to talk with an ODS staff member about your needs and impacts, if further supporting documentation is needed, and/or accommodation approval. If approved, you will be instructed to contact Disability Services to schedule a one-on-one orientation which will explain how to access your approved accommodations through AIM each term.
Use your accommodations by requesting them in AIM. Contact our office if you have any questions about using your accommodations, we are happy to help! We also recommend communicating with your instructors each term to ensure that they have received and understand the Faculty Notification Letter (FNL).