Accommodations & Documentation

Boston University takes great pride in the academic and personal achievements of its many students and alumni with disabilities. The University is committed to providing equal and integrated access for individuals with disabilities to all the academic, social, cultural, and recreational programs it offers. This commitment is consistent with legal requirements, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA) of 2008. and embodies the University’s historic determination to ensure the inclusion of all members of its communities.

Students with appropriately documented disabilities who are enrolled in Boston University courses or programs may be eligible for reasonable accommodations. Students seeking accommodations must provide appropriate documentation of their disability so that Disability & Access Services can determine the student’s eligibility for accommodations; and if the student is eligible, determine appropriate academic 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.

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