Welcome to Disability Services and Programs (DSP)
New to DSP or requesting new accommodations?
Students seeking to register with DSP for Spring 2018 are encouraged to submit their request early. Please note, that due to Final Exam week (December 5-12) DSP will not be reviewing files on our normal schedule. DSP will begin to review accommodation requests on December 13th.
Additionally, due to the University’s holiday closure (December 22-January 2), the review process will likely extend beyond our typical two week notification time frame.
Planning to use your testing accommodations for final exam week?
Make sure to submit your final exam requests by Wednesday, November 28th in your MyDSP account. Exam requests made after November 28th will be reviewed and accepted pending availability at the testing center. To learn how to schedule your exam with the testing center visit https://dsp.usc.edu/files/2018/01/How-to-Schedule-an-Exam-1.pdf.
Seeking accommodations for your upcoming final examinations?
Students seeking accommodations for the first time with DSP need to complete their application and submit supporting documentation no later than Wednesday, November 21st to ensure their review is completed prior to final exam week. Returning students seeking new accommodations should file an Additional Accommodation Request in their MyDSP account and supply new or additional documentation if necessary, prior to Wednesday, November 21st . Files submitted after November 21st will still be reviewed, but it is not guaranteed that accommodations will be available for final exam week of the Fall 2018 term. Learn how to request accommodations at https://dsp.usc.edu/register/.
Returning DSP Students:
Log-in to MyDSP
*Please remember to generate your letters and send them to your faculty and/or appropriate departmental contact. The system does not automatically send letters.
Notice for approved Priority Registration Accommodation:
Students approved for this accommodation will automatically have their names and registration status forwarded to the Registrar by DSP on Wed Oct 17.
The Registrar will process the revised registration standing for the student, which will be reflected in the student’s on-line account. Please note that it may take up to several days before Registration begins for the student’s Registration date/time to reflect the accommodation (approximately by Friday Oct 19).
Notice for Accommodations on Placement Exams:
In order to receive accommodations at Orientation and for placement exams, students will need to register and request accommodations through DSP. This is also a great opportunity for students to set up their ongoing academic accommodations.
Please register well in advance of Orientation to allow time for follow-up. The review process can take up to two weeks and will require documentation according to the University’s guidelines.
To use any approved accommodations on Placement Exams, please email your DSP Primary Specialist the following information:
- Exam Subject (Math, Foreign Language, etc)
- Date & Time