The Office of Disability Services offers services, programs and activities that allow students with disabilities to participate in all facets of university life according to their unique abilities and interests. Access is an important aspect of the Wright State community. Students with disabilities are encouraged to develop independence to the fullest extent possible and to assume responsibility for their chosen lifestyles. Approximately 500 students with physical and/or learning disabilities participate in our programs.
Students will be eligible to receive services after completing a pre-service interview. Prior to scheduling the pre-service interview, an application for services and a copy of professional documentation of disability must be submitted.
Eligibility and Pre-service Interview
The pre-service interview is designed to assess disability-related needs and to plan services accordingly. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Services well in advance (six to twelve months) of their planned entry date.
MUST submit prior to pre-service interview:
- A completed Application for Services Form (PDF) (Word)
- A copy of professional documentation of disability* (see below)
- A list of services provided at previous schools (Individual Education Plan or letter from previous college)
- A transcript of grades from high school or other schools - this is in addition to the one submitted to the Office of Admissions.
All documents submitted are placed in a confidential student file and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to any agency or other college or university. We suggest you submit copies, keeping the original documents for your use at a later time.
It is important to remember that your Application for Services through the Office of Disability Services is separate and not connected to your application to the university. Wright State has adopted a college preparatory curriculum policy. Because our program is supportive in nature rather than remedial, we have found that students with disabilities who are most successful at the university level have taken a college preparatory curriculum in high school. If a student has completed a general high school curriculum, we recommend that consideration be given to entering a two-year college, as a more realistic path to Wright State University.
*Professional Documentation MUST Include:
- Learning Disabilities: A psycho educational assessment using acceptable testing instruments and measures. The assessment must give specifics of the learning disability that is clearly supported by the data in the assessment.
- Attention Deficit Disorder: Testing assessment using acceptable testing instruments and measures. Provide specifics of how learning and academic activities are impaired in an academic setting that is supported by the data in the testing assessment.
- Psychological Disorder: Testing evaluation using acceptable testing instruments. Provide specifics of how learning and academic activities are impaired in an academic setting that is supported by the data in the evaluation.
- Physical Disabilities: Involving Medical, Physical, Hearing or Visual Impairments can be certified by a physician or counselor.