Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Steps to Requesting Accommodations

1. Complete the Accommodations Request form

2. Academic Accommodations: Provide supporting documentation (see Documentation Guidelines).

3. Housing Accommodations: Provide the Housing Form completed by your current medical provider.

4. Meet with a SAS staff member to discuss your request and current situation, and to develop a plan for moving forward.

What to Expect:

Once you submit the Registration Form, SAS will reach out to you to discuss accommodations within a week. For housing requests, please see information below.

During our first meeting, we will discuss your needs, accommodations history, and implementation of accommodations while at Yale. We will not discuss all details outlined in your documentation. We are not clinicians and do not expect the same level of information. Please keep in mind that SAS staff are sensitive to disability needs. Generally, your information is kept private and only your approved accommodations are shared with faculty and administrators. Information is only shared on a need to know basis for facilitating accommodations or security/safety concerns.

The determination of accommodations can be an ongoing process. We will create an accommodation plan for you at our first meeting but are open to further discussions about your needs as other responsibilities of your program become applicable.


Each graduate program and professional school varies in how exam accommodations are arranged and administered. Please work with SAS staff to arrange. Students must be registered with SAS and approved to receive exam accommodations.


You must submit your completed request (Housing Form included) before completing the graduate housing application. Graduate housing is not guaranteed for any student. Please see Graduate Student Housing for more information. First-year graduate students will not be expected to have a meeting with SAS as they are not yet on-campus.

Writing Resources

Graduate and professional students have access to writing resources through the Graduate Writing Laboratory in the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning. They offer accommodations to all students.