Welcome to Student Accessibility Services at IC!

At SAS, all of our services are built around the interactive process, with the goal of providing students the accommodations they need to ensure equal access to the opportunities at Ithaca College.

If you are a prospective student or family interested in learning more about the accommodation process and the services provided by SAS, we are happy to talk with you in person, over Zoom, or by telephone. To schedule a time to talk, use our online scheduling link and select "Non-enrolled meeting - Parents, Professionals, Prospective."

All meetings with prospective students are informational and informal. Only incoming students can meet with SAS specialists to develop specific accommodation plans. As you familiarize yourself with our office, be sure to also read about the differences to expect in the accommodation process now that your student is moving from high school to college.

We have committed to Ithaca College! Now what?

First of all, congratulations! We are happy to have you in our community. As a committed student, you can begin the process of requesting accommodations through SAS. The first step for requesting ANY type of accommodation is to activate your IC Netpass. The Office of the Registrar will send information about this in late spring.

When can I schedule my intake appointment with SAS?

For incoming Fall 2024 students:

May 20: Intake appointments open for SAS housing accommodations.

  • The SAS process does not replace the Residential Life housing assignment process.  Make sure you fill out any Residential Life forms required for housing selection: New Student Housing.

June 10: Intake appointments open for SAS academic accommodations.

  • Intake appointments for academic accommodations can take place any time before the first week of classes.
  • SAS will not schedule your intake appointment for academic accommodations until we receive your supporting documentation.

A Few Important Reminders

  • There are no deadlines for requesting accommodations. However:
    • Housing accommodations requested after Residential Life deadlines may be delayed until a suitable space or situation becomes available.
    • Academic accommodations may take time to put in place and are not retroactive.
  • Each semester, students must request an (academic) accommodation plan for each of the courses where they want to use accommodations.  SAS staff are available to help with this process! 
    • The student's accommodations for a course will not be active until the course instructor receives notification of the accommodation plan.
    • The student chooses which accommodations they want to use, in each course.  
    • If the student does not request an accommodation plan for one of their courses, no accommodation plan will be sent for that course.  

Process to Request Accommodations

The process (and recommended timeline) for requesting accommodations varies slightly based on the type of accommodation.

Timeframe: Mid- to late May

  • May 20 is the first day SAS will offer intake appointments for incoming Fall 2024 students seeking a housing accommodation due to a documented disability.
  • You can fill out your online request form and upload your supporting documentation before May 20, if you would like!  
    • We will start reaching out to students on May 15 to schedule their appointments for the week of May 20.


  • Complete the online SAS housing accommodation request form.
  • Submit supporting documentation. Documentation can be submitted by:
  • Once SAS has received your application and documentation, we will send an email to your IC email address to schedule a meeting with a specialist (in-person or remote). This is a required step in the housing accommodation process.
  • Housing accommodations should be in place before Residential Life placement deadlines.
  • Students applying for housing accommodations are still required to fill out all Residential Life forms.

More information about housing accommodations can be found under “Accommodation Procedures and Services.”

Note: Depending on the nature of the disability, a student requesting dietary accommodations may also require adjustments to their housing environment. SAS recommends, therefore, that requests for dietary accommodations should be made within the same timeframe as housing accommodations.

Timeframe: Starting in June but before fall classes begin in August.  Accommodation plans released after classes start cannot be made retroactive.  

For academic and testing accommodations, SAS will meet remotely with incoming students throughout the summer.  We will be open Mon-Thurs all summer.   

You may find it easier to schedule your SAS intake after you have finished high school.  Don't stress — we are here to support you!


  • Complete the online Disability Identification Form.
  • Submit supporting documentation. Documentation can be submitted by:
  • Once SAS has received your application AND documentation, we will send an email to your IC email address to schedule a meeting with a specialist (in-person or remote) to determine eligibility and develop an accommodation plan. This is a required step in the accommodation process.