Important Updates: OSAS Services and Accommodations for Fall 2021
Dear Students, Faculty & Campus Partners,
We hope you're enjoying your summer! We would like to share that USC is continuing to plan for an in-person residential experience this fall. Please read below for important information related to Online/Remote Class Accommodation Requests and requests related to personal factors.
OSAS follows a thorough review process to verify a student’s disability and to determine whether or not requests are considered “reasonable accommodations.” All requests and decisions should go through OSAS. Additionally, OSAS is unable to support students who have concerns for COVID risks related to their family members as our services are designated for USC students with disabilities. It is recommended that schools or programs determine appropriate options such as a leave/health leave and direct students to the USC COVID Resource Center (COVID-19 hotline: 213-740-6291 Email: email@example.com).
For all USC students requesting online/remote class accommodations due to the student’s medical-related reasons, the first step is to register with the Office of Student Accessibility Services (OSAS). OSAS will follow a standard review process in determining reasonable accommodations. For more information, please visit the OSAS When & How to Register webpage. Please know that accommodations are not guaranteed and determined on an individualized basis as it relates to the student’s disability. OSAS will work with the student and with the school/program as needed, to determine reasonable accommodations and to ensure they do not fundamentally alter the core nature of the course or program.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the fall semester! At this time, due to a high volume of requests, if you have submitted your requests during the weeks of 8/9 - 8/16, there is no guarantee we may get back to you by the time classes start on Monday 8/23. Requests take several weeks to review and implement. Please know all of our OSAS specialists are working diligently to address your inquiries and requests as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during this time.
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