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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” and “exam accommodations” until further notice.

We will not be providing any in-person exams for Sociology courses effective Spring 2020 and until further notice, including midterms and final exams. You should instead work directly with your instructors for your Sociology course(s) to receive your exam accommodations for this quarter. 

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

**Effective SP20, please our note about updated processes for OSD Accommodations**

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 Instructors

Our department will not be providing any in-person exams for Sociology courses effective Spring 2020 and until further notice, including midterms and final exams. You should instead work directly with your instructors for your Sociology course(s) to receive your classroom and exam accommodations for this quarter. 

We recommend OSD students to reach out  to your instructor (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 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 an Accommodation requests directly to your instructors so that they may coordinate times and relevant processes with you about your accommodations.

  • Questions?
     

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 the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) or at socadvising@ucsd.edu

Staff/ Faculty Contact: socadvising@ucsd.edu