Seton Hall University

Getting Started

Student in wheelchair with friendsYou can request services from Disability Support Services (DSS) as soon as you are admitted to Seton Hall University or, if you are already enrolled in classes, as soon as you are diagnosed with a disability. While we recommend starting this process before the beginning of the semester, you may request assistance at any time during the year. Please note, however, that accommodations are effective beginning on the date the professor is notified via the accommodation letter; accommodations are not retroactive.

To request disability support services you will need to do the following:

  • Email dss@shu.edu to identify that you are interested in seeking out services.
  • We will ask you to then complete a self-identification form that DSS staff will send you. This form can only be accessed through single sign on in our AIM system using your PirateNet credentials and should only be filled out by admitted or current students. We welcome prospective students interested in learning about services to contact DSS to ask questions or set-up a phone meeting to discuss their needs.
  • Next, you will need to provide comprehensive information from a licensed professional who can document your disability. You can upload this information directly to your Self-ID form, which is preferred. Alternatively, you can send these items by email, mail, or FAX. Please visit our Documentation and Forms page for documentation guidelines specific to your disability.

Materials are reviewed by DSS staff in the order in which they are received. The review process may take 2-3 weeks. When the review process is complete, you will receive an e-mail from the DSS office and requesting that you schedule an intake appointment if eligible for services. Please be advised that in order to complete the registration process and receive academic accommodations, you must meet with a DSS administrator for an intake appointment.

Please refer to other pages of the DSS website for more information on: