A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
I. King Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC), Room 1242
(202) 250-2612 (videophone)(202) 448-7065 (voice)(202) 651-5887 (fax)
Fill out online and submit the "OSWD Intake Form" (eSign), or come to the OSWD office for a copy of the form to complete.
Check the Documentation Guidelines to see what you need to document your disability, collect the information, then mail it, fax it, or bring it in person to the OSWD office.
If you have completed an OSWD Intake Form but OSWD has not received medical documentation, we will email you with a request to have medical documentation sent to OSWD.
Likewise, if there is information missing from your Intake Form, we will email you to request that you provide the missing information. This process usually takes about a week.
Once OSWD has complete intake and medical information, the received information is reviewed to determine eligibility for OSWD services.
Notification is sent in writing that the student:
Conditional Acceptance is granted when insufficient information has been provided to document full acceptance. Conditional Acceptance is intended to be temporary and is granted to allow more time for the student to obtain and submit additional documentation. Conditional Acceptance remains in effect until the beginning of the next semester.
OSWD will identify what additional documentation is required for full acceptance. This additional documentation must be submitted before the beginning of the semester following Conditional Acceptance. If this additional documentation is not provided before Conditional Acceptance expires, services may be reduced or suspended.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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