I am worried about my privacy, will OSAS share my information?

The privacy of student records with OSAS is guided by FERPA. We encourage students and their families to review the University’s FERPA policies. While families may have agreed together and signed a FERPA release to share educational information, OSAS looks for students to grant our office specific permission to share information about their disability records or their involvement with our office, including with families/guardians.

Registration with OSAS is not reflected on the student’s transcript. It is the student’s right and responsibility to disclose registration with OSAS and approved accommodations, via Accommodation Letters, directly to their faculty each semester. OSAS does not disclose this information on the student’s behalf.

In the event of a wellness or safety concern, OSAS will communicate with appropriate campus partners to help coordinate support options for the student. In these cases, information is shared on a limited, and “need to know” basis, determined by what is relevant to the circumstances.

I need to take an exam with the Testing Center for an Incomplete course, what do I do?
    • Please contact the OSAS Testing Center at osastestingservices@usc.edu and provide the following information:
      • Course Code:
      • Professor’s Name and Email
      • Exam date
      • Exam start time
      • Exam length
    • Please note you will need to provide written confirmation from your professor approving the date and time of your exam.
Does the OSAS Testing Center provide psychoeducational assessments?

Unfortunately, OSAS does not provide psychoeducational assessments or screenings. We would recommend that you reach out to the USC Student Health Center and see if they would refer you to a healthcare provider that could complete an assessment sooner.