Disabilities Services for Current Students


Our staff is committed to helping you succeed at Ferris State University. We can tell you about University resources that may be available to you, and help you determine if you are eligible for services from our office.

Who is Eligible for Services?

Our staff works with students currently enrolled at the University as well as with students who have recently decided to come to the University. In order to qualify for services, a student must send us general information as well as disability documentation from a healthcare professional. For details, see Registration Process.

What Kinds of Services are Available?

Our goal is to remove barriers to academic success wherever possible. Accommodations are based upon the functional limitations documented by your licensed professional. You may also want information on Winter Weather Accommodations, Testing Accommodation Procedures, Classroom Absence Information, Tutor Information, Academic Adjustments/Modifications, Assistive Technologies, Options for Textbooks and Career Service Information for students with disabilities.

Getting Started

If you are interested in registering for services, we ask that you first send us a completed Request for Services form. You can download a copy here.

We will also need documentation information about your disability from your licensed healthcare provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you will have questions for our staff. As a start, we've put together a Frequently Asked Questions page with answers to some of the questions we hear most often. We encourage you to read this page and then contact us if you need more information.

Review Process Timing

A typical review process can take between one to two weeks. During hectic periods such as the first weeks of the semester, the review process may take a bit longer.

Student Request Appointments

Each semester, when you register, you must schedule a student request appointment (SRA). The purpose of this appointment is to determine with a counselor which of the accommodations that you are eligible for you will need for each class. All semester paperwork is filled out in this session and goals are reviewed. You will not have your accommodations in place until this appointment has been completed.

Rights and Responsibilities

A clear understanding of your rights and responsibilities is critical to your academic success. We encourage you to review them carefully. See Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Accommodation Appeal

If you have questions regarding the accommodations you have been offered through Disabilities Services please don't hesitate to contact us at (231) 591-3507. See Accommodation Appeal Procedure for further questions.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about our services, we encourage you to contact us or arrange a visit to our office.