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Prospective students

As a student with a disability who is considering attending the University of British Columbia Okanagan, you may have questions about the Disability Resource Centre‚Äôs role and how it can facilitate your academic success. UBCO is committed to the academic success of students with disabilities. The DRC is your resource for disability-related issues at the University.  Please email your questions  to drc.questions@ubc.ca

Self-disclosing your disability

You are under no obligation to self-disclose your disability on your application to the University unless you believe that your disability will impact your ability to meet the academic standards of your program of study. However, some students do choose to disclose information about their disability on their application form.

  • Disclosure does not impact your admission to UBCO.

  • Disclosing information about your disability on your application does not automatically entitle you to receive disability-related accommodations while you are at UBCO. You must still make arrangements for such accommodations by booking an appointment with the DRC.

How to register with the DRC?

Once you have been admitted to UBCO, contact the DRC to make an appointment with the DRC Coordinator. Students desiring to qualify for the services of the DRC please complete the intake form and submit your medical documentation. 

DRC Coordinator will

  • Evaluate medical documentation
  • Determine and implement appropriate academic accommodations

  • Assist students to access funding for disability-related expenses, equipment, and assessment

  • Provide information about other disability-related services and supports

Appointments are made by contacting our office either by phone, email or in person. In-person appointments are preferable, but if you are not on campus, you may arrange to have a phone-in appointment. Parents and other family members are welcomed to accompany you to meetings with the DRC Coordinator at your request. However, due to privacy legislation, the Coordinator is not permitted to discuss your application or accommodations with a parent without your written permission.




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