Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to apply for admission to the university prior to registering for services at the Office of Accessibility.
Students are encouraged to register with the Office of Accessibility 3 months prior to enrollment at The University of Akron.
Complete the New Student Application to register with the Office of Accessibility. The new student application is a brief online questionnaire designed for students to describe the impacts of a disability. STARS is the online system that allows students to quickly and easily request and notify faculty of approved accommodations.
After completing the new student application, students should upload current, disability-related documentation of a disability(ies) completed by a qualified professional. The Office of Accessibility has specific guidelines available here or in Simmons Hall 105. The Office of Accessibility will not accept disability-related documentation from treatment professionals who are related, in any way, to the student requesting services.
Once a new student application has been reviewed, including complete documentation, an Office of Accessibility staff member will follow-up to schedule an intake appointment. If any information in the application is incomplete, a staff member will contact the student to address what is needed.
The intake appointment is designed to discuss:
Services a student is eligible to receive based upon the documentation submitted
Preparations for attending college
Introduction to the online accommodation request system
Students are welcome to bring a support person (parent, guardian, spouse, case manager) to the intake appointment, which will be scheduled with a professional staff member of the Office of Accessibility.