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How to Request DRC Services

Profile ImageDon't delay! Register TODAY! Waiting until classes begin could result in significant delays (up to 4 weeks).  So be PROACTIVE.  The DRC will be experiencing substantial staff vacancies this fall. If you have a question or need, contact your Access Specialist today, before the term begins.
Profile ImageStudent Responsibilities - Requesting Accommodations: Students must request accommodations in a timely way (proactively), accommodations cannot be retroactive. Once a student is approved for an accommodation, they will be given access to send out an electronic letter to each of their instructors. The letter lists the specific accommodations a student is approved for; each student decides which ones they would like to implement for each course. Some accommodations (e.g., those involving testing or assignments) require students to specifically request, in advance, for each incidence of need. Access Specialists are available to answer any questions or concerns about the accommodation process.

I'm not sure if I need DRC services, I have questions

Send us your questions using the DRC's Quick Response Form. A staff member will get back to you within 5 business days.

I'm ready to request DRC services

Please complete the DRC's Online Student Application (NOTE: There will be a place to upload disability documentation).

After you have completed the Online Student Application, the following steps will take place:

  1. We will contact you to schedule a meeting with an Access Specialist. If you haven't received an email in your regular Inbox, be sure to check your Junk/Spam/Clutter folders as it may have ended up there. 
  2. During the meeting, the Access Specialist will review your Student Application and any documentation you provided, discuss your needs, and develop your accommodation plan.
  3. Each quarter, you will log into the DRC Online Portal to request the accommodations you want to use in each class. Doing so will send a letter to each of your instructors. This letter identifies the accommodations you are approved to use in their class and will automate the sending of a testing agreement to your instructor (if you have been approved for testing accommodations).
  4. During your enrollment at Cal Poly, make appointments with your Access Specialist as needed.

Our office is located in the Student Services Building 124 (across from the Spanos Stadium), room 119. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

Website Accessibility Statement:

The DRC is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible and usable to everyone, including people with disabilities. Therefore, the DRC has designed its website to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, which explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities.  If you are unable to access any content on this website, please contact John Lee (jlee245@calpoly.edu) for assistance. We welcome your feedback and suggestions on how we can improve access to our website.

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Location: Bldg 124 (Student Services, across from Spanos Stadium)
Phone: 805-756-1395
Fax: 805-756-5451
Email: drc@calpoly.edu

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