Disability FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The University of Florida provides a wide range of academic support services to regularly enrolled students with permanent and temporary disabilities. Accommodations are varied and specifically designed to meet the disability-related needs of each student. Here are some frequently asked questions about how to document a disability.

We strongly recommend that the Disability Consideration Request Form and additional documentation be sent in one packet via fax to 352-846-2842. Documentation sent via email or not assembled into one package will not be accepted.
Documentation of a learning disorder or ADHD should be no more than three to five years old. Documentation of medical/health or psychiatric conditions should be no more than six months to one year old.
Receiving disability consideration in the admissions process is entirely a personal decision. At any point in a student's UF career, he/she can visit the Disability Resource Center and discuss available accommodations. Students are not required to mention their disability in any part of the admissions application.
Receiving disability consideration in the admissions process is entirely a personal decision. At any point in a student's UF career, he/she can visit the Disability Resource Center and discuss available accommodations. Students are not required to mention their disability in any part of the admissions application.
All applicants, regardless of disability status, will undergo the same evaluation by the Admissions Committee. Applicants with disabilities who submit the required documentation will simply be given an extra review. This will not hinder the student in any way.
Contact the Disability Resource Center to schedule an appointment to dicuss your needs and receive information about available accommodations.
Students can check their application status online by logging in with the temporary username and password. Please allow 1-2 weeks for the Office of Admissions to process documentation. Students can email disability@admissions.ufl.edu if the application status is not updated after two weeks.
Yes. UF provides housing accommodations in a variety of residence hall settings, including Cypress Hall. Additional information about housing