The College will provide disability-related accommodations and services after a student has completed the interactive process with Accessibility Services, and it has been determined the student is eligible for disability accommodations in accordance with Section 504 and the ADA.

The steps to apply for accommodations include:

Fill out an Accessibility Request Form

  • The accessibility request form is required to be filled out prior to your first meeting with Accessibility Services. This is the only time you will need to fill out the form.

Contact Accessibility Services for an Appointment

  • Appointments are in person, by phone, or by Skype/Facetime/Zoom. Please note it may take up to two weeks to schedule an accessibility request appointment.

Provide documentation from a licensed medical provider, which can be submitted by email to accessibility@amherst.edu

  • Please note: The obligations under Section 504 to a student in elementary and secondary school are different from the obligations in post-secondary school.  Please refer to the OCR (Office for Civil Rights) pamphlet for students preparing for post-secondary school to better understand the difference.