Distributing Accommodation Letters

Students seeking accommodations need to make a request with Disability Services and Programs (DSP).  Upon approval, accommodation letters must be generated by students from their MyDSP account and provided to their faculty or departmental contact person for each academic term that accommodations are desired.

Students requesting test-related accommodations will need to share and discuss their DSP accommodation letter(s) with their faculty and/or appropriate departmental contact person one to two weeks prior to the date that accommodations will be needed. Additional lead time may be needed to put accommodations in place for mid-term and final exams. Reasonable exceptions will be considered for temporary injuries and for students recently diagnosed. Please note that a reasonable period of time is still required for DSP to review documentation and to make a determination whether a requested accommodation is appropriate.

Providing sign language interpreters or real-time captionist accommodations may take longer than three weeks to set up and students should contact Katherine Neuenschwander immediately at kneuen@usc.edu or 213-740 0776 to request consideration of these accommodations. For all other accommodation questions please contact DSP at 213-740-0776 or ability@usc.edu.

Accommodation letters need to be shared as follows:

Students taking Law courses should not share or discuss accommodations with Law school professors because of grading policies. Accommodation letters need to instead be shared with the Law School Student Affairs and Academic Support office.

  • Kyle Jones
    Associate Dean of Students & Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Building: LAW 104
    The Law School, Mail Code: 0074
    Telephone: (213) 740-4087
    Fax: (213) 740-4822
    Email: kwjones@law.usc.edu

Students taking courses within Mathematics (MATH) will need to share and discuss accommodation letters with the professor. For testing needs, a letter will also need to be given to Arnold Deal.

  • Arnold C. Deal
    Student Services Assistant
    Building: KAP 108
    Mathematics, Mail Code 2532
    Telephone: (213) 740-2400
    Fax: (213) 740-2424
    Email: deal@math.usc.edu

Students taking courses within the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), will need to share and discuss accommodation letters with Michelle Juarez, Associate Director of  Student Affairs.

  • Professional Program
    School of Pharmacy
    Health Sciences Campus
    PSC 206A
    Telephone: (323) 442-1469
    Fax: (323) 442-2487
    Email: mcjuarez@usc.edu

Students taking courses within the Physician Assistant (PA) program will need to share and discuss accommodation letters with Dr. Emily Whitehorse.

  • Emily WhiteHorse, Ph.D., PA-C
    Director of Didactic Education/Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
    Keck School of Medicine of USC
    Division of Physician Assistant Studies
    1000 S. Fremont Ave
    Bldg A11, Unit 7, Room 11150
    Alhambra, CA 91803
    Telephone: 626-457-4271
    Email: emily.whitehorse@med.usc.edu

Students taking courses within the School of Dentistry will need to share and discuss accommodation letters with:

If student is in their 1st two years in the School of Dentistry:

  • Jessica Ostroff
    Office of Academic Affairs
    Herman OStrow School of Dentistry of USC
    Telephone: 213-740-3905
    Email: ostroff@usc.edu

If student is in their 2nd two years in the School of Dentistry:

  • Ruth Perez
    Office of Academic Affairs
    Herman OStrow School of Dentistry of USC
    Telephone: 213-740-1001
    Email: ruthp@usc.edu

For all other courses, including Distance Learning courses, students will need to share their accommodation letters with their professors unless otherwise indicated by the professor and/or respective academic department.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Disability Services and Programs by emailing ability@usc.edu and/or phoning 213-740-0776 to speak with a DSP representative.

Please notify DSP immediately should there be any additions and/or corrections to this list.