When to See a Counselor in DSPS

Disabled Students Programs and Services provide counselors and an educational advisor to assist students. While the student will need to see a counselor in the Counseling and Advisement Center for student education plans (SEP), the DSP&S counselor or educational advisor may assist students with other issues related to the student's disability. The counselor/educational advisor is the student's means of accessing services.

The following is a typical list of reasons a student would see a counselor/educational advisor in DSP&S:

  • Determination of eligibility for DSP&S services
  • Priority registration
  • Disability related issues
  • Learning disability testing
  • Approval of requested accommodations
  • Referral to outside agencies
  • Crisis intervention
  • Faculty/student liaison
  • Access to services and accommodations 

To meet with a DSP&S counselor/educational advisor for any of the above reasons, the student must make an appointment through the DSP&S department secretary. Appointments are generally for 30 minutes.

Students must meet with a counselor/educational advisor at least once per year for review of their progress, accommodations and academic goals.