OSD Accommodation

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Accommodation Information

Students with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations. The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) is responsible for determining reasonable accommodation based on the individual’s current functional limitations. Only students who have been issued an Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) by the OSD are eligible for accommodation. The Data Science OSD Liaison will work directly with the student to facilitate all exam accommodations for undergraduate courses offered by the Data Science program.

Students seeking accommodation in any undergraduate course offered by the Data Science program must follow the steps below. Students are responsible for registering promptly with the OSD. In order to ensure that accommodations are met, students MUST follow the procedures of both the OSD and the Data Science program.

  • Students should consult with an OSD Disability Specialist quarterly, as soon as course registration occurs, to obtain an Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) letter for each course in which accommodations are needed.
  • Once an AFA is issued for a course offered by the Data Science program, the student must present the AFA to the Data Science OSD Liaison in the Undergraduate Affairs (EBU3B, 1st floor, room 1205). The AFA should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than Friday of week 2 of the quarter.
  • If an AFA is issued by the OSD after Friday of week 2, the student must present the AFA to the Data Science OSD Liaison within two business days of the date of issuance listed on the AFA.
  • An AFA for each Data Science course must be submitted to the Data Science OSD Liaison before any accommodations can be arranged. No accommodations will be retroactively applied. The AFA that is submitted to the Data Science OSD Liaison does not require the instructor’s signature.

DSC OSD Liaison Contact: dscstudent@ucsd.edu