How to Apply for Services
Students are what brings a campus to life. Here at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville we take pride in our students.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Services for Students With Disabilities (SSWD) office helps to create a friendly and welcoming environment for all students, especially those with disabilities. Whether you are a current student or a prospective student thinking of attending UW-Platteville, SSWD is committed to assisting you.
Considering coming to UW-Platteville for your college experience? Thinking about college is an exciting time in a student’s life but it can be a difficult transition. It can be especially difficult for students with disabilities. It is SSWD's job to aid students in their transition by creating a welcoming environment.
SSWD staff are here to meet with you to share information regarding the accommodation process. We can prepare you to maximize your independence and become integrated and involved on campus. Call our office at 608.342.1818 for details.
To start the process:
- Apply and be admitted to UW-Platteville. Determine that UW-Platteville is the university you will be attending.
- Your eligibility for services/accommodations with SSWD is a separate process and is done independently of the Office of Admissions.
- When you are admitted, start the checklist for current students.
Already attending UW-Platteville? No problem. SSWD works with current students to provide accommodations both inside and outside the classroom.
The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities assists students with disabilities in obtaining academic accommodations and/or auxiliary aids. Accommodations are available based on documentation of a disability and a personal interview process.
To qualify for services with SSWD, students are responsible for providing comprehensive documentation from a qualified professional showing a substantial limitation in one or more major life activities. To better understand the eligibility process for SSWD, prospective students should review the Student Checklist.
Checklist for Current and Admitted Students
- Select the button to apply for Access Services and complete the application as thoroughly as possible. If are a new student and you do not know your residence hall assignment yet, or have not found local housing, use your permanent address. This can be changed later.
- Submit documentation of your disability from a qualified professional.
- If you have documentation to upload, enter a title for the document, browse to find it on your computer and click on "Upload Documentation."
- If you do not have documentation to upload right now, click "Upload Documentation Later" and have your clinician complete the appropriate Disability Documentation Guidelines or send the appropriate report. Documentation Guidelines for various disabilities are accessible by calling our office at 608.342.1818. You may click on the editable version of the appropriate Documentation Guideline, print it, and take it to the qualified diagnosing professional. Once your documentation is complete, either mail, fax, or drop off your documentation at SSWD as soon as you are able.
- In addition to the above required Documentation Guidelines, it is helpful to receive supplemental records of accommodations/services provided to you that show a history of accommodations provided at any previous academic setting (e.g., IEP, Section 504 plan, college service plan, etc.) and any record of accommodations provided for national standardized exams (e.g., ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, etc.).
- After documentation is received, SSWD will review the documentation and send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your documentation and your eligibility status. This letter, depending on the time of year, may come to your home address or your UW-Platteville e-mail address. Because of this, it is critical that students check their UW-Platteville e-mail regularly, even during the summer or on breaks. This letter outlines information about steps you will need to take next in order to obtain accommodations