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We are here to help. You are welcome to contact an Advisor at any time if you have questions.
Academic accommodations help students with a disability or ongoing medical condition overcome challenges that may affect their academic success.
UBC’s Disability Resource Centre determines a student’s eligibility for accommodations in accordance with the university’s Policy LR7: Accommodations for Students with Disabilities.
The types of conditions supported by the Disability Resource Centre include but are not limited to:
Academic accommodations are not determined by your instructor; however, your instructor may consult with the Disability Resource Centre should the accommodation affect the essential learning outcomes of a course.
If you are a returning student who has previously affiliated with the Disability Resource Centre, log in to the student portal to send your accommodation letter to your professors at the beginning of each semester. This will then give you access to book your accommodated exams.
If you require some support or would like to make changes to your accommodations, contact your Accessibility Advisor.
If you have not previously accessed services with the Disability Resource Centre, please follow the following steps:
The information package will give your Accessibility Advisor some background information that will help them prepare for your first meeting:
If you require some assistance in completing the information package or you have questions about this process, contact an advisor.
Once you have submitted your information package, you will be contacted to set up your first meeting with an Accessibility Advisor. This initial meeting for first-time registrants typically takes about an hour.
Depending on the time of year, this process can take two to four weeks. Your advisor will work with you throughout your studies at UBC Okanagan.
Your first meeting with your Advisor will take about an hour. The purpose of the first meeting is for you and your advisor to get to know each other and to develop a plan to assist you in your studies. Together you will review the information package you submitted and discuss the barriers you experience related to your studies and/or your full inclusion in campus activities. Your advisor will also provide you with information about support services that are available on campus, specialized services that may be appropriate to assist you, and funding options.
Some accommodations can take several weeks to set up. We recommend that students submit their information packages by July 1 for the start of the September program year.
We accept information packages at any time; however, we may not be able to meet with students during the same semester if their information package is submitted within three weeks of the final exam period.
UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation