Transition from High School to College

As you transition to college you will notice two key differences in the process of determining reasonable accommodations.  First, you, the student, play an active role in the process.  Second, accommodations provide access to educational environments and processes; success is the responsibility of each student.  Other key points are listed in the table below (* identifies tasks to complete with the Disability Resource Center):

First Year Programs and Placement Exams


If you are requesting accommodations for your Freshmen or Transfer Orientation and/or Placement Exams:

Housing Accommodations

  1. If you plan to request housing accommodations, apply for housing and meet all deadlines (application, deposits, etc.)
    Select the housing preference on housing application that most closely meets your anticipated accommodation needs.  Be aware of the different fees and deadlines outlined on the application checklist.

Timeline for First Year Students Arriving Fall Semester

If you are a prospective student exploring possible accommodations with our office and have questions, please contact our front desk at or 612-626-1333 and ask to speak to the Access Consultant covering drop-in.

Prospective Students

You are a prospective student if you have been admitted to one of the programs or colleges at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (U of M-TC).  Prospective students with disabilities or health conditions may need accommodations for housing, or to participate in orientation and/or Welcome Week activities.  If this is true for you, please register with the DRC shortly after confirming that you will attend the U of M-TC.  See the links at right for more information for prospective students.

For Academic Health Center Students

The University of Minnesota is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is the campus office that collaborates with students who have disabilities or medical conditions to provide and/or arrange reasonable accommodations.

Kids on Campus



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Registration open until April 3rd, 2015



Invitation Kids on Campus

ADA Compliance

ADA/504 Compliance

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equitable access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.


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