When Should You Register with OSWD?

If the student is new to Gallaudet, s/he should submit medical documentation to OSWD well in advance of arriving on campus whenever possible. This allows OSWD time to receive the documentation, review it, and contact the student if any additional information is needed.

Students who are already enrolled at Gallaudet and have documented disabilities should contact OSWD well ahead of each semester to review their academic accommodations, so that OSWD has time to send accommodation letters to the faculty teaching the courses the student will be taking that semester.

OSWD makes every effort to respond to requests within seven business days once all necessary documentation has been submitted. The time before accommodations are given may be much longer than this if additional information or documentation is needed.