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Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Accommodation Information

Students seeking accommodations must visit and register quarterly with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). Only students who have been issued an Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) by the OSD are eligible for accommodation.

For OSD accommodations with Sociology courses, you will primarily work with your instructor on any items listed under “classroom accommodations”. For “exam accommodations” please work with the following to coordinate accommodations:

  • Remote Course- For remote courses, please coordinate exam accommodations with instructors.
  • In person Course- Please coordinate exam accommodations with Sociology Department Liaisons.

We recommend OSD students to reach out to your instructor prior once OSD accommodations are established (via email, schedule a Zoom meeting, etc.) to ensure you are able to coordinate your OSD accommodations with them.

Steps on receiving OSD Accommodations are outlined below:

Step 1: Request Accommodations with OSD

  • Meet with an officer at Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) as soon as course registration occurs each quarter to receive an Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) Letter.
  • Please refer to the OSD Website for further information.

Step 2: AFA Letter for Instructor and Sociology OSD Liaison

Once OSD accommodations are confirmed by the OSD office, student's AFA letters will be created and sent to instructors and OSD Liasions.Only accommodations that are listed in an Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) Letter will be provided.

Overview of Electronic AFA Letter process:

  • OSD will email your electronic AFA letters to your instructor(s) and OSD Liaisons.
  • The emailed electronic AFA letter verifies receipt of your OSD accommodations to both the instructor and Sociology OSD Liaison.
  • If you are unsure whether an electronic AFA Letter has been sent, please check receipt of your AFA letter from no-reply@osd.ucsd.edu in your UCSD email.

Step 3: Coordinating Accommodations with your Instructor or Sociology OSD Liaison

For OSD accommodations with Sociology courses, you will primarily work with your instructor on any items listed under “classroom accommodations”. For “exam accommodations” please work with the following to coordinate accommodations:

  • Remote Course- Please coordinate exam accommodations with instructors of the course.
  • In person Course- Please coordinate exam accommodations with Department Liaisons.

We recommend OSD students to reach out to your instructor prior once OSD accommodations are established (via email, schedule a Zoom meeting, etc.) to ensure you are able to coordinate your OSD accommodations with them.

  • When to Coordinate Accommodations:
     
    • Students are recommended to reach out to the instructors of their courses in which an AFA letter is sent as soon as possible to coordinate accommodations.
    • We recommend doing this even if a student does not think they will use their accommodations, or if they expect to use their accommodations infrequently in a quarter
    • If you will be requesting exam accommodations for a course, reach out to your instructor/ OSD Liaisons minimally 5 business days to two weeks prior to the scheduled exam date. Keep in mind that some online exam formats may already comply with a students OSD exam accommodations
  • How to Set up Classroom or Exam Accommodations:

    • Please send Classroom Accommodation requests directly to your instructors so that they may coordinate times and relevant processes with you about your accommodations.
    • If you will be requesting Exam Accommodations for a course, reach out to your instructor/ OSD Liaisons (depending on the modality of the course) minimally 5 business days to two weeks prior to the scheduled exam date.
      • To contact Sociology Department OSD Liaisons to coordinate in person Exam accommodations, please email socadvising@ucsd.edu
      • To contact Sociology Instructors to Coordinate Exam Accommodations for remote courses, please email them using the contact information on our list of instructors 

Keep in mind that some online exam formats may already comply with a students OSD exam accommodations.

Students are responsible for abiding by the UCSD rules of academic integrity.

For questions about exam accommodations and administration, please contact the OSD Liaison

OSD Liaison Contact: Shavonne Holton & Jillian Tracy


Questions?

Current Students:
Please Direct all OSD questions to Sociology Liaisons at socadvising@ucsd.edu

For UCSD Staff or Faculty: Please contact socadvising@ucsd.edu