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Additional Support and Resources

Support for Students Registered with Disability Services

Once students are registered with Student Disability Services by completing an Intake Meeting, students can benefit from other supports services provided by our office.

Time Management / Organization

  • The Office of Disability Services is here as a resource for students, not just in receiving accommodations, but also assisting with time management and organization that can help students be successful in and outside the classroom

Assistive Technology Sessions

  • If there is any assistive technology which is not listed on our Assistive Technology web page,  students may schedule an appointment with our assistive technology manager to determine additional needs.

Foreign Language Substitution

Students who are granted an exemption from the FAHSS Foreign Language Requirement due to a documented disability, will without exception have to fulfill an alternative requirement. Students should work with the Office of Disability Services in order to be granted the Language Substitution option.

Please consult the Foreign Language Substitution page in the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog for more information.

The Language Substitution requires 12 credits (4 courses) in one of the clusters listed below. Substitute courses will not be accepted unless approved by the FAHSS Dean's Office. Students may only fulfill the Language Substitution by taking courses from ONE cluster. Students must notify our office in writing with the cluster they choose to fulfill this requirement. Please email your choice to:

  • Disability Studies
  • Environment & Society
  • Gender Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Theatre Arts

Reduced Course Load

  • Students who are registered with Disability Services all receive a reduced course load accommodation. This means students can take less than 12 credits and still benefit from Living on Campus, Being in Honor's College and Being on Dean's list. To access reduced course load, students must meet with The Solution Center regarding credit requirements for any programs or scholarships.

Priority Registration

  • Students are responsible for registering with Disability Services within the first month of classes to receive priority registration for subsequent semesters. Priority registration means that you have the opportunity to register on the first day of class registration.  Students are responsible for clearing any holds on their account prior to registration. Student's registration date can be found on your SiS account.