The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the University of Georgia is committed to providing equal access for students with disabilities at UGA.
It is important to keep in mind that the registration process can take 1 to 4 weeks. The timeline depends on a number of different factors, including the nature of the requested accommodations, the evaluation of supporting documentation, and the availability of coordinators for scheduling appointments.
We advise students to start the registration process as early as possible. Incoming 1st year students or transfer students are advised to start the process as soon as they have been admitted to UGA. Current UGA students should contact the DRC as soon as they have established a need for accommodations.
Accommodations are not applied retroactively, so it is important to begin the process as soon as possible.
In order to register for services at the DRC, please complete the following steps:
The student application is available online. The application contains a series of questions designed to provide more information about your diagnosis, current academic impacts, previously used accommodations, and requested accommodations for UGA. You should receive an email confirmation upon submission of your application. If you do not receive an email, please contact our office.
Note: If you require this application in an alternative format, please use the PDF version: Student Application Alternate Form.
Documentation is needed to establish the nature of a student's disability, as well as the academic impact, in order to support the requested accommodations.
Documentation can be uploaded along with your application to the AIM Student Portal. You can also fax, mail, email, or hand deliver your documentation to our office.
Once you have completed your application, it will be reviewed by the DRC Intake Team. If any additional information is needed, we will follow up via your UGA email address. This review process can take time; if you have any questions about the status of your application, you can always contact our office.
Once the review process is complete, you will be assigned to a disability coordinator. They will contact you via email to schedule an initial interview. This is where you will discuss accommodations in more detail and develop a plan for putting them into place. For more information about the process for newly registered students, please click here: Registered Students: Next Steps
All accommodation requests are evaluated on an individualized basis via an interactive process with the student and their disability coordinator. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. Each student's situation is reviewed based on their specific needs.
All information and any documentation submitted to the DRC is kept separate from a student's academic record and is considered private information under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
If you have questions about the registration process, the application, or documentation guidelines, please do not hesitate to contact our office. An on-call coordinator is available to provide any additional information needed regarding this process.
Clark Howell Hall
825 South Lumpkin Street
VOICE: (706) 542-8719
FAX: (706) 542-7719
TTY: (706) 542-8778
MAIN OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm