Getting Started

Requesting accommodations is a 3-part process:

1. Self-Identification

University students are responsible for identifying themselves as a person with a disability. At S&T this is done through the Student Disability Services Team.

To self-identify with TSDS, complete an application in minerAccess. For assistance with the application, please see the minerAccess Application Guide or contact the Student Disability Services Team at


2. Providing Disability Documentation

You can submit documentation directly into minerAccess or submit it to be uploaded to your application. Contact with any questions about documentation.

Documentation Guidelines 

3. Intake Interview

Once TSDS has received your application and documentation, we will contact you to schedule an intake interview. In this interview, an accommodation advisor will talk with you about your previous educational experiences, past accommodations, what has been effective and ineffective in providing access, and the next steps.

Questions or Concerns

If you have questions or concerns at any point in this process, an Accommodation Advisor would be happy to talk with you. Contact TSDS at to schedule an appointment.

PRO Day Accommodations

If you would like to request accommodation for your PRO Day and/or math placement test, complete a Voluntary Disclosure of Disability (VDD) Form. When we receive your VDD form, we’ll contact you to discuss your accommodation needs for PRO.

Current Accommodated Students

Using Approved Accommodations

Once you have been approved for accommodations, you will receive a student eligibility letter along with information about faculty notification letters.

Each semester, you must request which accommodation(s) you will use for each class.

accommodated Students


Accommodation advisors work with students to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations dependent upon each individual situation. Some of the more common accommodation requests are listed below.

This includes accommodations such as extended time and testing in a reduced distraction environment.

You must talk with your instructor about whether they plan for you to take your accommodated tests in the Testing Center. The Testing Center must receive confirmation from your instructor before you will be able to test in the Testing Center.

Testing Center

This accommodation is designed to give students access to lecture content.

Most often, this accommodation provides students with access to texts that can be read with an e-reader or converted into enlarged print.

Students requesting residential and/or dietary accommodations will need to complete an application in minerAccess and submit documentation that includes a diagnosis statement and the accommodation need as it relates to the disability.

Any student requesting housing accommodations should review Residential Life’s Guide 2020-2021

Students with accommodations through Student Disability Services (SDS) may find that testing organizations offering professional certification or graduate entrance exams may not provide the same accommodations as Missouri S&T.

Requirements to receive exam accommodations will vary between testing organizations. Students should look at the requirements well in advance (6 months to a year) of scheduling an exam. Particular attention should be paid to documentation requirements.

Student Disability Services may be able to create a letter to verify the accommodations you received while at Missouri S&T or complete a form for a testing organization. Sometimes completing these forms will require that SDS to verify that the documentation on file with our office meets specific criteria. If the documentation we have on file does not meet the required criteria, we will be unable to complete the form.

Students should communicate directly with the testing organization regarding accommodations for professional certification or graduate entrance exams.

To request an accommodation letter or verification form, please contact Student Disability Services at

For a more comprehensive list of accommodations see the link below. 

Types of Accommodations