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Disability services

We believe education should be accessible to everyone. If you have temporary health issues or a permanent disability, we have services to help meet your needs.

The university is dedicated to providing equal access through a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals with disabilities and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Discrimination on the basis of a disability is prohibited. The university provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified disabled students in all university programs and activities and strives to maintain access to all aspects of a student’s education experience. No student shall be retaliated against for seeking accommodation under this policy or for participating in any grievance procedures brought against the university because of alleged noncompliance with the policy. The University of Phoenix Disability Services Office provides services to students with temporary health issues or permanent disabilities. You can learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply for accommodations through this office. We’re here to assist you in a timely manner, regardless of location or modality of your course of study. 

After you complete the application process submit your request for accommodations, a Disability Services Advisor will work with you to determine your eligibility and identify what types of accommodations are available. We will not disclose health issues or specific diagnoses to any faculty, staff or students at the University.

If you require assistance during an emergency situation, you must self-disclose this need to a Disability Services Advisor, the Campus Director or Operations Manager at the local campus. The advisor — in conjunction with the Coordinator and Facilities, the Campus Director/Operations Manager develops a personal emergency plan that includes specific notification and evacuation procedures for you as a student, regardless of whether you intend to apply for or receive classroom accommodations.  

Accommodations and eligibility

Accommodations are auxiliary aids and services provided to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to the classroom environment.

Learn about accommodations that may be available if you qualify for disability services.  

Request for accommodations

Get started on the application process by completing the required paperwork and contacting your Disability Services Advisor.  

Submit a request for accommodations

If you are a student at the University and have an IRN, please select the link labeled Student Request for Accommodations to request a Disability Services Advisor contact you within normal business hours as soon as possible, typically within 1-2 business days of your submission.  This form will ask you to provide information about your disability or diagnosis, how it impacts you, and what accommodations you are requesting.

Student Request for Accommodations (will launch in eCampus- student will have to log in)

If you are considering enrolling at the University or have a general question about our office, please complete the contact form and a Disability Services Advisor will reach out to you within normal business hours as soon as possible, typically 1-2 business days of your submission. Please note any relevant information about your disability or diagnosis that will help us in answering your question.  

Accessibility and disability services contact information

You may contact our office via phone and email:

Phone: 602-557-1157


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Related links

We've compiled some helpful advice to assist you with the transition from high school to college through the Disability Services Office. Read more about transitioning to college (PDF)