Office of Disability Support Services

Temporary Disabilities and Pregnancy


A temporary disability is defined as one which is not permanent. It may be due to a broken bone, a recent surgery, non-permanent injury, pregnancy, etc. Accommodations for a temporary disability are made on a case-by-case basis and are based upon professional medical documentation provided by the student. Students with a temporary disability should contact Disability Support Services (DSS) as soon as possible to make the request and be considered for accommodations.

Types of Assistance

Services may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Extended time on testing
  • Note taking assistance
  • Tape recording of lectures
  • Leave of absence/temporary medical withdrawal

The University does not provide personal assistance to students with temporary disabilities such as building-to-building transportation or the transport of books or other personal items.

Process for Receiving Accommodations

  1. Student must complete and submit Self Identification Form.
  2. Student’s medical provider must complete and submit the appropriate verification form available here -
  3. Request forms for other accommodations such as Medical Exception Parking can be found here -
  4. DSS will review the submitted documentation in a timely manner and contact the student directly to discuss appropriate accommodations. Please note, accommodations cannot be approved without the required medical documentation.

Accommodations are not retroactive. Therefore, students are encouraged to work with their medical provider to obtain the necessary documentation and to meet with DSS in a timely manner. It is only after the documentation is received and reviewed by DSS that any accommodation can be provided.

Non-Discrimination of Students on the Basis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Related Conditions.

Seton Hall University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX). Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex – including pregnancy and related conditions – in educational programs and activities that are eligible for federal funding.

Students with disabilities or those who are pregnant are encouraged to contact DSS for a private discussion of their individual needs for academic accommodation. It is the policy of Seton Hall University to provide reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities or those who are pregnant in accordance with Title IX and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. For more information, please contact DSS at, or at (973) 313-6003, or by clicking here »

Approved: Dr. Tracy Gottlieb, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Services

Effective Date

March 31, 2016

Contact Us

Office of Disability Support Services
(973) 313-6003
Fax (973) 761-9185
Duffy Hall Rm. 67

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