When to See a Counselor in DSPS
Disabled Students Programs and Services provide counselors and an educational advisor to assist students. While the student will need to see a counselor in the Counseling and Advisement Center for student education plans (SEP), the DSP&S counselor or educational advisor may assist students with other issues related to the student's disability. The counselor/educational advisor is the student's means of accessing services.
The following is a typical list of reasons a student would see a counselor/educational advisor in DSP&S:
- Determination of eligibility for DSP&S services
- Priority registration
- Disability related issues
- Learning disability testing
- Approval of requested accommodations
- Referral to outside agencies
- Crisis intervention
- Faculty/student liaison
- Access to services and accommodations
To meet with a DSP&S counselor/educational advisor for any of the above reasons, the student must make an appointment through the DSP&S department secretary. Appointments are generally for 30 minutes.
Students must meet with a counselor/educational advisor at least once per year for review of their progress, accommodations and academic goals.