Students who qualify for services must have a disability that substantially limits a major life activity. To register for services with the Moses Center, a student is encouraged to provide current documentation of a disability, if available. Documentation should include a specific diagnosis and be completed by a qualified licensed professional. If you feel you have a disability, but do not have any current documentation, you should still contact the Moses Center for assistance.
The Moses Center does not provide evaluation services. We will, however, provide a list of testing centers in the New York area that perform psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessments.
Yes. Students with temporary disabilities must follow the same registration procedures as all other registered students. When appropriate, accommodations are approved on a temporary basis.
In accordance with applicable federal, state, and city disability laws, New York University will provide reasonable accommodations for students:
- Who have a qualifying disability.
(Please see the full definition of disability in the Informational Packet for Requesting Reasonable Housing Accommodations.)
- Are eligible to reside in University Housing.
Housing accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, taking the student’s documented disability-related need and prevailing standards for reasonable accommodations into consideration. New York University has established the following procedures to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to New York University’s housing resources:
Requesting Reasonable Housing Accommodations
Read the appropriate Informational Packet:
Submit the Request for Reasonable Housing Accommodations.
Ensure the following forms are complete:
- Authorization of Release of Information form.
- form. Your healthcare provider should complete the COD form, or provide other supporting documentation.
Email completed forms and any supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information provided to the Moses CSD is kept confidential and will only be shared within the University as is necessary to evaluate the request.
Your request and supporting documentation will be reviewed by a committee consisting of representatives from the Moses CSD, the University Student Health Center, and other administrators having knowledge of the accommodation process. Members include medical and counseling professionals from the Student Health Center and Counseling and Wellness Services. The committee meets bimonthly.
- Please be aware that requesting a reasonable academic accommodation is a separate process.
- Because of the varied impact a disability can have on different major life activities, Moses CSD requires separate, specific documentation for each housing or academic application.
The Moses Center annually provides a limited number of tuition awards made possible by grant funding to registered students with disabilities. Awards are administered in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid and are based on applicant's financial need, severity of disability, and academic qualifications.
Students who need to have a copy of their disability documentation forwarded to another party must complete a signed release. The release form is available in the CSD office at 726 Broadway, 3rd Floor.
Agencies administering professional exams (i.e. GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT) or certification exams (i.e. NTE, CSW, Bar exam) typically require individuals seeking disability related accommodations to submit current documentation of disability and/or a test packet form completed by the postsecondary institution’s Center for Students with Disabilities. The Moses Center must verify that the documentation of disability on file is current and complete and that the individual has used the requested accommodations while in attendance. Individuals seeking test accommodations approval for such an exam should contact the Moses Center with the appropriate test information and forms.
Students who plan to attend an NYU Study Away program and seek academic or housing accommodations at a particular site should contact the Moses Center to request accommodations. Students must be registered with the Moses Center to be eligible for accommodations whether they are NYU students or students from another institution. The Moses Center will work with the student and the Study Away Program to arrange approved accommodations. Students with disabilities planning to study away are strongly urged to obtain information in advance regarding the specific site’s programs and facilities and to arrange a meeting with a CSD representative to discuss potential barriers.
Please refer to the Study Away and Disability section of the CSD website for more information
There is no special application process for students with disabilities applying to NYU, although a student may voluntarily disclose their disability during the admissions process. Please understand that your disability has no impact on the admissions decision.
Federal Law requires reasonable accommodations for students who have a documented disability. In order for a student to be granted accommodations, the student must submit documentation of a condition which significantly impacts the student's ability to participate in the educational opportunities at NYU. Experienced disability higher education specialists review the student's history and documentation, and decide on appropriate accommodations. The documentation on file at the Moses Center is kept current and reviewed periodically with the student to determine appropriate and effective accommodations. You can contact the Moses Center if you have any questions about the appropriateness of the student’s accommodation request.
If you have a question about a particular accommodation, please contact the Moses Center to discuss your concern.
Disclosure of disability is a sensitive issue for many students. If the student discloses information to you which seems to indicate that a disability might be present, or if the student seems to be having difficulty with coursework or access to university facilities which is related to a more obvious disability, you can encourage the student to contact the Moses Center. The request for accommodations, though, must come from the student. You should include a statement on your syllabus about the Moses Center. A sample syllabus statement is below.
Academic accommodations are available for students with disabilities. Please contact the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (212-998-4980 or email@example.com) for further information. Students who are requesting academic accommodations are advised to reach out to the Moses Center as early as possible in the semester for assistance.