Going to college will most likely be a significant transition for you. For many students this is the first time they are separating from the family and moving towards independence. This is an exciting time but the transition can also bring up concerns for you as a student in a new environment. Students with disabilities benefit greatly from understanding what it means to transition to a university with a disability and what steps to take in order to receive support from Disability Resources for Students (DRS) at UWB. While the DRS office at UWB cannot promise you will succeed, we are committed to ensuring you have equal access to UWB programs and services, and facilitating you with opportunities for success.
Here are some resources designed to help you make a smoother transition as well as information on how our office can help partner with you on your journey at UWB:
Differences Between K-12 & Higher Education Learn More
Transition Resources Learn More
You may also use the links below to navigate through the Prospective Students page regarding DRS services
DRS will happily schedule a consultation to discuss the accommodations and services we might be able to provide for matriculated students at the Bothell campus. Consultations with our staff are scheduled by phone, e-mail, or scheduled meetings. We encourage students with disabilities or those students not sure about whether they have a disability to explore whether they could benefit from partnering with our office in receiving services. We are interested in your access as well as your success as a student here at UWB! Please use the contact information below or on the side-bar for consultations.
Access Planning Meeting
The Access Planning Meeting is for the purpose of you to be able to discuss with a DRS counselor your experience living with and learning with your disability. This is an opportunity for you to communicate the kind of barriers you have or are experiencing with your educational goals. Through this interactive dialogue, the goal will be to identify appropriate accommodations/services that can be implemented to create equal access for you in the areas where there are or may be anticipated barriers. When the accommodations are established, the DRS counselor will share with you how accommodations are requested and coordinated each quarter. This meeting will also provide information regarding everyone’s role in the process: the role of the DRS office, the role of the student, the role of the professor or teaching assistant, etc. NOTE: To schedule an Access Planning Meeting, a myDRS New Student Application must be completed, including uploaded documentation.