Chapter 2 - Applying With DAS

Applying to DAS and Requesting Academic Accommodations at OSU

It is the policy of Oregon State University to comply with Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal and state regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability.

Under these laws, students with a documented disability have a right to receive reasonable accommodations.

Additionally, students have the following responsibilities:

  1. Apply to Oregon State University
  2. Apply to DAS and submit disability documentation for academic accommodations
  3. Request academic accommodations each term
  4. Follow the policies and procedures outlined in the DAS Student Handbook



Disclosing your disability during the application process is not required. Applying for academic accommodations is a separate and confidential process through the DAS office.

See's tips on writing the application essay for students with disabilities.



In order to ensure you have academic accommodations in place when you begin classes, please allow 2-4 weeks for the DAS application and documentation review process from the time you submit your documentation.

**Please Note: Applications received between September and February for the next academic year will be reviewed in February (Example: student applying for Fall term 2023 submits an application in October 2022. This application will be reviewed in February 2023.)**

Please complete the following steps.

  • Complete a DAS online application form.
  • Provide disability documentation to DAS (see information below).
  • Respond to requests for information from DAS.
    • Occasionally, DAS will need more information from you or your healthcare provider to determine your eligibility for accommodations. A prompt response will ensure that DAS can evaluate your documentation and determine your eligibility for accommodations as soon as possible. 
  • Once you receive the DAS eligibility email for accommodations, complete parts 1, 2 and 3 of the DAS orientation (see information below).
    • If you receive a denial, please refer to Chapter 27.
  • Request academic accommodations for your classes (each term).


DAS requires advance notice in order to coordinate your academic accommodations according to the timeline in Chapter 4 of the DAS Student Handbook.

Academic Documentation Information:

  • If you are unable to upload documentation using our online registration form, you can submit documentation through mail, email, or fax. See our Contact Us page for contact information.



After your documentation has been reviewed, you will receive an eligibility email which will include information about the DAS orientation process.

  • A link is included in the eligibility email for a video that is Part 1 of the DAS orientation process.
  • Once you have completed the video and survey (Part 2), you will need to schedule a mandatory orientation meeting (Part 3) with a DAS staff member. All students will need access to a computer with internet in order to complete the orientation.  
  • Please note: you will not be able to use or request your approved academic accommodations until you have completed all parts of the orientation process.
  • Please schedule your orientation by calling the DAS front desk at 541-737-4098 or by e-mail at
  • If you are a Cascades campus student, please email


During this orientation, you will learn how to request accommodations for the current or upcoming term using DAS Student Online Services Login, get connected with a DAS Adviser, learn about DAS policies and procedures, and have your questions answered.



In subsequent terms, you will register for courses through OSU and then request your accommodations for the term through DAS Student Online Services. It is advised that you make your requests for your accommodations soon after you register for your classes each term according to the timeline in Chapter 4 of the DAS Student Handbook.




Submitting Documentation after the Current Academic Term Begins

DAS receives documentation throughout the year. If you submit a request for academic accommodations and documentation of your disability after the start of a term, and you wish to receive accommodations for that term, you will need to be found eligible for accommodations and complete Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the DAS orientation. Additionally, your accommodations may take time to coordinate. DAS makes a good faith effort to accommodate students as quickly as possible, but requests are generally provided according to timeline in Chapter 4 of the DAS Student Handbook.

For students applying to DAS for the first time, applications with documentation received after Week 8 of the term will be considered for the following term.

For Requesting On-Campus Housing Accommodations please see Chapter 24.

Page Updated 08/2022