The best practice is to complete the application before the beginning of the semester in which you plan to enroll; otherwise, complete the application as early in the semester as possible to allow sufficient time to coordinate and implement the necessary accommodations.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Definitions for Service Eligibility
The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who:
- has a (1)physical or mental impairment which (2)substantially limits one or more major life activities;
- has a record of such an impairment; or
- is regarded as having such impairment.
Otherwise Qualified Applicant for Admission or Student with a Disability is a person who is qualified for receipt of educational opportunities, public adult educational services or other services, in that he or she satisfies, with or without reasonable accommodation, all of the academic and technical standards, essential eligibility requirements and other applicable educational related selection criteria.