How to Register with SDS

  1. Admission to the university and documented diagnosis. To register with SDS, you must first be admitted as a student to Wayne State University and have a documented condition or diagnosis.

  2. Schedule an initial appointment. Complete the online registration form to begin the process. After this form has been submitted, a specialist will contact you to schedule your first appointment.

  3. Provide documentation of disability. If you are registering with SDS, you will need to read the Disability Documentation Guidelines that apply to everyone, as well as the documentation guidelines for your specific disability. In order to register with SDS, you must have sufficient documentation. Providing SDS with documentation in advance of your intake appointment will expedite the process. You are strongly encouraged to submit your documentation prior to the initial appointment. Documentation can be securely emailed to, uploaded onto your Accommodate account through the registration form, or delivered in person. If it is not possible to provide documentation prior to your appointment, please bring the documentation with you to your appointment.

  4. Meet with a disability specialist. At the initial appointment, you will discuss the history of your disability with a specialist. You should have a good understanding of your disability and how it impacts your learning. Appropriate and reasonable accommodations will be discussed and the disability specialist will issue accommodation letters for your professors. Assistive technology needs will also be discussed and requests processed. After your appointment is complete, follow-up meetings may be scheduled with your disability specialist.

Before your first appointment:

  • Provide sufficient documentation of disability (via email to, upload into your Accommodate account during registration, or bring documentation with you in person)

As a registered student with SDS, you may:

  • Use priority registration for classes
  • Use SDS study rooms
  • Engage in ongoing support from your disability specialist throughout the semester