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OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES

Ms. Tracey Craig
Disability Services Coordinator:
Ms. Tracey Craig

Bradley 128
803-313-7448
lancods@mailbox.sc.edu or
tcraig@mailbox.sc.edu
Click Here for the Online Request for Disability Services

Welcome to the homepage of the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.  Our office is dedicated to helping students with disabilities reach their academic potential, and we look forward to working with you as you pursue your educational goals.

In order to receive the assistance you may need, ODS first requires that you self-identify as a student with a disability.  Once you have self-identified and provided our office with the appropriate documentation of your disability, ODS will determine if you qualify to register as a student with a disability.  Upon registration, ODS will then determine if you will receive accommodations for your disability.  Accommodations are approved on a case by case basis, and are governed by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Documentation requirements are specific to the disability, but in general documentation must be from a physician, licensed psychologist, or other person(s) licensed to make the diagnosis.  Guidelines for documentation are provided by ODS, and can be accessed at the link on the left of this page.  These guidelines help determine what accommodations, if any, will be made, and are based on the disability and its impact on your major life functions.  In order to ensure that you obtain the specific documentation required, the Office of Disability Services recommends that you print the online guidelines and present them to the qualified professional providing your documentation

The list below provides the information you need to register as a student with a disability.  Once you have registered, you will meet with ODS staff to determine your accommodations.  ODS requests that you register at least four weeks prior to the first day of class in order to ensure we are able to provide you with the best service possible.       

Step 1

Complete the online USC Lancaster Disability Services Request for Services.  Please be as specific as possible when completing the form.

Step 2 ODS will contact you to schedule an appointment once we have received your online Request for Services.  You will bring your documentation to this appointment, and services will be determined based on the documentation you provide.  A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to provide you with your Accommodations Plan.
Step 3 ODS will provide you with your Accommodations Plan and discuss the plan with you.  You will sign the plan, and your Accommodations Letters will be e-mailed to your professors before the first day of class.
Step 4 You will attend classes as scheduled and discuss your accommodations with your professor.  You will maintain contact with ODS for test proctoring and other follow-up services.

Students who have accessibility concerns with the online registration links should contact the Office of Disability Services at 313-7448 or visit Starr Hall 125 for assistance.  Students may also e-mail the office at lancods@mailbox.sc.edu.

For a complete list of policies regarding disability services at USC Lancaster, you may refer to the links on the left of this page.

DISABILITY AND SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIPS

USC Lancaster awards a number of academic scholarships to students with documented disabilities. If you are a student with special needs and are in good academic standing, find out if one of these scholarships is right for you.

List of Disability and Special Needs Scholarships at USC Lancaster

Office of Disability Services Scholarship Application Form

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