Prospective Student Overview

We welcome your interest in Ferris State University! Please contact Ferris State University's Admissions Office at (231) 591-2100 or visit the Admissions Web site for information on admission requirements.

Working with Student Disability Services

We know there are many factors involved in making an informed college choice. Our staff is available to help you with your decision. Though we cannot discuss your specific needs until you have officially accepted an offer of admission to the University, we are happy to answer general questions about Disabilities Services and campus resources at anytime.

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.

Getting Started

Once you have accepted an offer of admission from the University, you may formally apply for services from our office. To start the process, please send us a Request for Services and Documentation Review. You can download a copy here.

We also need information about your disability from your healthcare provider. For further information about this process, see Professional Documentation Guidelines.

These materials provide our staff with information about your experiences, needs, and previous academic accommodations. A Disabilities Services counselor will review your file to determine eligibility for services and send you a letter to let you know if you are eligible for services.


Information provided to our office is considered confidential. It will only be released with the signed consent of the student or the student's legal guardian. On rare occasions when the welfare of the student or another individual is concerned, a counselor may elect to disclose information without consent. Our counselors and staff makes every effort to follow federal guidelines designed to protect student privacy.

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.

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.