Disability Support Services Application

To apply for Disability Support Services (DSS), complete this application.  Attach documentation of your disability with the application, if available.  Submit to the DSS office by fax, mail or in person.  After it is received, DSS will contact you for an appointment to discuss your disability-related needs and requests.  

Permanent address:

1. How were you referred to DSS?

2. First semester at TU:

3. Current class standing:

4. What is your major?

5. Are you a transfer student?

6. Are you a Towson University athlete?

7. Anticipated date of graduation?

Disability Information:

Acknowledgement of Understanding

Disability records are confidential, maintained in the DSS office and are protected as an educational record under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Disability-related information may be disclosed on a limited, need-to-know basis in order to provide accommodations and services with the permission of the student or as otherwise permitted under the University’s student records policy. 

Submitting this application is only part of the registration process.  Appropriate disability documentation supporting the requested accommodations/services is also required.  The documentation provided will be reviewed as a part of an interactive process with the student. A personal interview with a DSS specialist will be scheduled so that there is an opportunity to discuss disability-related needs and requests. During a personal interview, consideration will be given to the student’s self-report, strengths and needs, previous academic experiences and ideas regarding accommodations. 

Accommodations received at another institution are not binding to Towson University. DSS may propose an alternative accommodation that would be appropriate but which neither the student nor evaluator has requested. 

My checking the box below, I am indicating that I have read and understand the above statement.