How to Qualify for DSPS Services
To determine eligibility for services, the student is responsible for providing documentation of his/her disability.
- Disability verification documentation must be within the last three years, and must include the educational limitations specific to the student;s disability
- . The documentation must be signed by a licensed health care professional.
- Examples of licensed professionals include: physicians, psychologists, audiologists, licensed clinical social workers, learning disability specialists and vocational rehabilitation counselors.
- If the student does not have documentation of disability, DSPS can send a release of information form to the student’s health care provider requesting this information.
- If a student needs to request documentation of disability, he/she must provide the name, address, telephone and/or fax numbers of the physician or other appropriate licensed professional.
- Other examples of verification documentation include:
- IEP plan from High School
- Learning Disability Testing results from another college or university or licensed professional
- Disability verification is accepted from other educational institutions when the student requests the information to be forwarded to City College DSPS. (The DSPS Office can assist the student in this process.)
- If a student has attended a different SDCCD campus (Mesa, Miramar or Continuing Education) they will need to apply specifically to City College for DSPS services for their City College classes (this includes classes that are online and based at City College).
If you have further questions regarding appropriate documentation of disability, please ask a DSPS counselor.
Your DSPS intake appointment is an interactive meeting between the student and a DSPS Counselor Specialist. The intake appointment is approximately one hour, and during that time the student and counselor will discuss topics such as: educational goals, academic history, disability information, educational limitations, and possible DSPS services and accommodations.