How to Register
Complete an online inquiry to begin the process of registering your disability with this office.
After completing the online inquiry, students will receive the following forms in an email. Upload these completed forms to the student file through Wavenet (instructions will be in the email):
The Guidelines for Documentation of a Disability will guide medical or psychological professionals on the information needed to complete the file. For students seeking accommodations for ADD or for a learning disability, the DSO requests additional documentation to the disability verification form (this information is listed in the guidelines). Accommodation letters should be included in the documentation submitted for those who have received prior accommodations in high school, other undergraduate or graduate institutions, or on the ACT/SAT/GMAT/LSAT/etc.
Once this information is sent to the office, call 310.506.6500 to schedule a conversation with one of the directors. This conversation is designed to give the directors a narrative about a student's disability and the barriers it presents to their education. The student and director will together discern how Pepperdine can best support the student.
If approved for accommodations, students will receive an email from the office with a letter of accommodation within one week of their conversation with a director. Students choose with whom to share this letter. Accommodations will not be offered until a letter is presented to professors or appropriate staff.
Students' relationship with this office is dynamic—office staff want to hear from students if accommodations are not working, if students need additional support, or accommodations are working well. Office staff are happy to support students as they discuss their needs with professors.
Additionally, all communication with Disability Services is confidential. Staff will not disclose a student's affiliation with this office without permission.
Please note: Students who would like to request additional accommodations after initial registration must provide documentation and have an additional conversation with one of the directors. Disability Services will need a minimum of one week to process these requests.