Disability Resources for Students (DRS)

Welcome to DRS

Mission Statement

Embedded in the core values of the University of Washington is a commitment to ensuring access to a quality higher education experience for a diverse student population. Disability Resources for Students (DRS) recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community. DRS serves as a partner in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all University of Washington students.

Disability Resources at the University of Washington

DRS is a tri-campus resource for all students with disabilities and their faculty at Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma. We share many important policies and procedures, including the online myDRS system where students and faculty have secure, personal profiles to manage accommodations in their classes.

Each campus varies in size, major and course offerings, and other aspects, and some processes differ from campus to campus. Many of the links on this page direct to the Seattle campus website, where a majority of information about DRS at the UW can be found, while other links direct to UW Bothell-specific resources.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your home campus UW Bothell DRS staff at uwbdrs@uw.edu or 425-352-5426 with questions about Bothell campus, classes, alternative testing services, and other accommodations. We can also connect you to DRS staff at Seattle and Tacoma campuses if needed while you are cross-enrolled for any courses there.

Student FAQs

Current DRS students log in to myDRS profile

Prospective DRS students apply for services

How do I access my classes?

How can I take my tests with DRS?

  • After registering each quarter, login to myDRS to activate your accommodations and send your Faculty Notification Letters.
  • Meet with your professors during the first week of classes to plan your testing schedule; if you are unable to test at the regular class time due to a scheduling conflict with another class, agree with your professor on an alternative time.
  • After your professor completes the online Testing Agreement, login to myDRS and click on the “Alternative Testing” link in the left side column navigation menu to schedule your individual appointments.
  • On test day, check in at the DRS Testing Center 15 minutes before your appointment start time.

How will I receive my extended time for online tests?

  • Your professors will extend time for your online exams if you use myDRS to activate your alternative testing accommodation in their class.
  • If you are unable to test at the regular class time due to a scheduling conflict with another class, work with your professor to agree on an alternative time.
  • You do not need to schedule test time in the DRS Alternative Testing Center.

I don’t have accommodations for disability yet, how do I request them?

Faculty FAQs

Faculty log in to myDRS profile.

*NEW* quick videos for faculty working with DRS

How do I use the DRS Alternative Testing Center?

  • Your student will email you a Faculty Notification Letter listing their academic accommodations.
  • Look for the direct link to the Testing Agreement for that class section in the red box at the end of that email; or, login to your myDRS Faculty Portal and click on the “Alternative Testing” link in the left side column navigation menu.
  • After you complete and submit the online agreement form, all students in that class section will be able to schedule their testing appointments for the entire quarter.
  • A Testing Agreement is ONLY required if you need DRS staff to administer exams on your behalf in the DRS Testing Center; if your class has no timed, in-person tests or quizzes, or if you plan to administer your exams yourself in your department, reply to one of your DRS notification emails or email our office and we’ll update your class record(s) that no agreement or scheduling with DRS is necessary.

How do I make my online materials or classes accessible?

How do extended time and breaks for exams work in an online format?

  • If your student has extra time on exams, your online exam must be extended per their accommodation.
  • If your student has breaks during exams, add in their total break time to their exam, if there is no way for the student to stop and start.

Complaint Resolution Resources

The University of Washington is committed to providing equality of opportunity and an environment that fosters respect for all members of the University community. If you are having difficulty with a person, office or department at the University of Washington and believe you have or may be experiencing mistreatment or discrimination on the basis of your disability, click here for resources to get assistance.

DRS Quick Info

Rosa J. Liu, M.Ed.

Director, Veteran & Military Resources Office & Disability Resources for Students

  • Email: rosal@uw.edu
  • Phone: 425.352.5307
    (Voice & Relay)
  • Fax: 425.352.5114
  • Location: Founders Hall in the Counseling Center: Lower Level of Building UW1, Room 080


Login to your myDRS profile using your NetID to send accommodation notifications to your professors and review your eligibilities.

Student login to myDRS

Schedule an appointment with a counselor online at the link below or call 425.352.3183 (Voice & Relay).

Schedule appointment

Request accommodations for disability by submitting the online new student application and uploading your documentation of disability with your application.

Apply for services


Login to your myDRS profile using your UW NetID to review accommodations requests from your students.

*NEW* quick videos for faculty working with DRS

Faculty login to myDRS

*NEW* quick videos for faculty working with DRS

Faculty login to myDRS

Alternative Testing


DRS staff are available year-round by email, phone, and appointment. In person testing services are available when classes are in session, and closed during quarter breaks and holidays.

During the quarter, students may login to myDRS to schedule their alternative test time at DRS during these hours:

  • Monday-Thursday
    8:45am-5:15 pm
  • Friday

The office is open for walk-in service during these hours:

  • Monday-Thursday


Alice LeFlore
DRS Coordinator

  • Email: uwbdrs@uw.edu
  • Phone: 425.352.5426
    (Voice & Relay)
  • Location: Founders Hall, Bldg. UW1, Rm. 071
    (across the hall from the Counseling Center and Rosa’s office in UW1-080)