One of the first things you’ll want to do when you come to MU is establish an Accommodation Plan with the Disability Center, preferably before classes start. Usually freshmen complete this during Summer Welcome, however you can do this at anytime during the semester. In order to establish accommodations, students will need to complete the following steps:
- Fill out the New Student Application: The New Student Application button is located on the homepage of the Disability Center’s website. When you click the button you will be asked to login using your MU Pawprint and password. If you need to upload any documentation you will be able to do so while filling out the application.
- Schedule an Access Planning Meeting (APM): This is a meeting with an Access Advisor in the Disability Center. You can schedule your APM by calling the Disability Center at 573-882-4696.
It is not necessary for you to submit third party documentation to apply for an accommodation plan, however there may be instances where it will be required so you’ll want to be prepared to provide it. If you already have documentation, we encourage you to upload it with your application, or bring it with you for your Access Planning Meeting. Third party documentation is information that is provided in writing from a qualified professional that confirms the presence of a disability as well as evidence of how the disability impacts participation in University programs. It may consist of a letter from a medical provider (physician, optometrist/vision specialist, audiologist), or a psycho-educational or psychological evaluation. Medical records are not considered third party documentation.
If you need to submit documentation and you have already completed the New Student Application you can send the files by email or fax.