In order to register with The Office of Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity (SAEO) at VCU, any interested student must go through the following three-step process.
Step 1 - Intake FormWe prefer that you complete an electronic intake form on our website. Upon request, a paper version can be made available. This step provides students an initial opportunity to describe their disability in their own words, indicate which accommodations they may be seeking (if known), and provide contact information. This information helps guide the intake meeting.
Step 2 – DocumentationAll students seeking accommodations must provide documentation from a qualified healthcare professional confirming a diagnosis and detailing the functional impairment of a disability or health-related issue. If you need copies of the documentation guidelines, please contact SAEO or visit our website at http://www.students.vcu.edu/dss/registration/. It is very important that your documentation satisfy the SAEO requirements. Documentation may be submitted to SAEO by a student or it may be sent directly from a service provider (physician, therapist, previous school/institution).
Documentation may be delivered in person or sent by email, fax, or mail to the following:Attn: Student Accessibility and Educational OpportunityUniversity Student Commons, Suite 018907 Floyd AvenueP.O. Box 842529Richmond, VA 23284-2529Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFax: (804) 828-1944
Step 3 – Intake MeetingOnce SAEO has received an intake form and documentation from a student, these materials will be reviewed by a case manager. If it is determined that documentation does not meet our guidelines or if additional information is needed, the case manager will contact the student to discuss next steps. If the documentation meets guidelines and it appears thestudent is eligible for accommodations, the case manager will schedule an initial intake meeting with the student to establish reasonable accommodations and officially register with the SAEO office.