Disclosure of the presence of a disability is voluntary.
If a learning difference and/or a physical/health condition has impacted your academic record, use your personal statement or academic explanation to describe your circumstances and provide more information. In some cases, applicants choose to self-identify because it highlights the ability to overcome adversity. You get to choose what information you share as part of helping us understand what you’ll bring to our community.
Please do not send us copies of your IEP, your 504 or proof of your disability; these are not considered in the decision process. Instead, we are interested in knowing more about who you are, what you understand about your strengths and challenges, and how prepared you are to navigate a new environment and advocate for yourself where needed.
While any information you share can be considered in the decision process, it will not be the sole basis for the admission decision.
Once you’re admitted, you’ll be able to work with the CSU Student Disability Center to access the full range of support services that can help you be successful.