Accommodations & Documentation

Disability & Access Services arranges for academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Such accommodations may include the use of a notetaker, laboratory assistance, course materials in alternative formats, reduced course load, or possibly examination-related accommodations such as extended time or a distraction-reduced environment. Further, we provide reasonable accommodations and modifications for non-academic University events and services in compliance with University policies and procedures by providing:

  • Auxiliary aids and services
  • Access to accessible and fully integrated University Housing
  • Special dietary accommodations through Dining Services
  • Career development, personal counseling, study skills and tutoring, and academic support available through the Dean of Students Office
  • Access to the staff at Disability & Access Services for consultation on developing self-advocacy skills, organizing and managing accommodations, and developing a support system.

As the needs of students with disabilities vary, accommodations are provided on an individual, case-by-case basis. Students seeking academic accommodations should contact Disability & Access Services for information regarding documentation and the procedure for requesting accommodations.

3 easy steps to request academic accommodations

1. Fill out the online intake form for new or returning students.

2. Make an intake meeting appointment with a staff member by calling 617-353-3658. Deaf or hard-of-hearing persons may email us at aslods@bu.edu

3. Upload your disability documentation to the Accommodate portal

OR submit by

Email attachment to access@bu.edu

Fax: 617.353.9646

Mail to:
Disability & Access Services
25 Buick street Suite 300
Boston, MA. 02215

Note: To request accommodations, you must provide current documentation of your disability. We cannot approve accommodations without current documentation that demonstrates a significant need.

Disability Verification Forms

Please download all applicable disability verifications forms below. Have your provider fill them out.

  1. Learning Disability
  2. ADHD Disability
  3. Psychiatric/ Anxiety
  4. Medical Disability
  5. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
  6. Visual Impairment 
  7. Temporary Disability
  8. Food-Related Medical Conditions 
  9. Medical Housing Accommodations