Register with the DSO

Registering with the DSO

Reasonable accommodations are provided to students who have disclosed a disability with our office and have provided documentation that supports the need for reasonable accommodations so they may, as independently as possible, participate in the university experience.

  • Register with the DSO by using your Unity ID and password. Once logged in, click the Register with DSO Icon.  
  • Submit Documentation. The DSO Access Consultant will review the documentation  and contact you (via your official NC State email address) to notify you of your eligibility status.  On a case-by-case basis, the DSO may require documentation directly from the diagnostician.


The eligibility process is a lengthy one. It could take ten business days or more before you are contacted. Register as early as possible to avoid a delay in receiving accommodations. There are no additional college fees or charges to register with the DSO or receive accommodations.

Should you apply?

Did you register with and/or receive accommodations through the Disabled Student Services office on another college campus?

Have you been diagnosed with a medical condition that is treated by a mental health professional such as a learning disability, attention deficit disorder, anxiety disorder, etc.?

Were you ever identified as needing services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)? 

Did you receive services in elementary or high school through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plan in school? 

Have you ever received vocational rehabilitation services? 

Do you fit under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended definition of an individual with a disability?

Students who have answered yes to any of the previous questions, or think they may have a disability (e.g. mental health, attentional, learning, vision, hearing, physical or systemic) or temporary condition that results in one or more substantial academic barriers are invited to contact the DSO to arrange a confidential discussion at 919-515-7653 or

Registering with the Disability Services Office is confidential.  Professors are only notified of a student's accommodations if that student elects to send an accommodation letter.  Transcripts do not reflect the use of accommodations.  Only those faculty and staff with a "need to know" are provided information regarding a student's functional limitations. 


*Visiting students from another institution taking classes may have the Disability Services Office at their home institution provide the disability diagnosis and current accommodations.  Students will receive comparable accommodations at NC State.