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UCLA Center for Accessible Education

How does a student register for accommodations with the CAE?

To register for accommodations, students are asked to do the following:

  1. Complete our online application for academic accommodations.
  2. Submit supporting documentation that includes details about a diagnosis and functional limitations. The documentation should describe how the condition impacts the student in an academic setting.
  3. Participate in an individualized interactive intake appointment with a CAE Disability Specialist.
  4. Request that their accommodation letters be sent, and therefore, viewable in the Faculty Portal.

Do returning students need to re-register every year?

No. In order to utilize their accommodations, returning CAE students must request their accommodations letters each quarter they wish to use their accommodations.

How long does the entire process take?

It can take up to two weeks from the time a student requests accommodations until they are registered with the CAE--and possibly longer depending upon the number of requests in review. Therefore, it is important to request accommodations as early as possible at the start of each quarter to allow ample time for the coordination of services. We recommend that letters are issued within the first two weeks of the start of each course and that students confirm accommodation logistics, such as specific testing arrangements, early in the term and again 14 days before each exam. Accommodation requests made on short notice will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis but cannot be guaranteed.