Disability Services Support and Resources

For Students Who Have Completed the Intake Process


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. These appointments are available for students in their first year registered with our office to learn organization skills that they can use on their own for years to come.

If students experience any barriers while accessing their curriculum or have difficulties related to our office, they can schedule an appointment with one of our staff members and work together to determine on how to move forward.

Assistive Technology Sessions

Students can make an AT appointment to explore or receive training in technology that can help in their academics.


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@uml.edu.

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

DS Program Exemptions (Deans List and Honors College)

Any Student at UML may choose to take a reduced course load (register for less than 12 credits in a semester). However, students registered with Disability Services, may still receive the following benefits: Achieving Dean's List and participating in the Honors College. Students considering a reduced course load should always meet with the Solution Center or their college department regarding restrictions on the program of study.

Priority Registration

Students who have their Intake meeting before the add/drop date will 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 any holds on their account prior to registration. The registration date will automatically change in SiS.

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