Requesting Accommodations

Registering on the portal

Student Portal login

Once students are admitted to Wake Forest, they must complete the following steps to request academic accommodations:

1). Register with our office.

For students not yet registered for accommodations with our office including incoming first-year students: Please login to our Student Portal. Make sure you use your Wake Forest email ID and password to do so.  Here is a brief video that will help you register with our office through our student portal.

For students with a wakehealth.edu email address, please contact the office directly at lacds@nullwfu.edu. We will assist you with creating a profile in our Student Portal.

2).  Submit documentation to our office.

Students will login to the Student Portal and follow instructions for uploading your disability documentation. Guidelines for documenting a disability.

3). Meet with an LAC-DS staff member.

Once documentation has been reviewed, you should be invited to meet with an LAC-DS staff member to discuss accommodations as part of an interactive process.

4). Submit accommodation letter request.

After your meeting with the LAC-DS staff member, login to the Student Portal and request that your approved accommodation letters be emailed to your instructors (or the graduate program liaison).

5). Meet with your instructors.

As part of the Self-Advocacy process, plan to meet with each of your instructors during office hours to discuss how your approved accommodations will be implemented in that class.

For more information about our self-advocacy approach, please see our handout.

6). Stay in touch with the LAC-DS.

Remain in contact with our office for support throughout the semester, including Academic Coaching and Peer Tutoring which are free for all students!

If architectural or extensive accommodations are anticipated, then early disclosure to the Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services is most helpful.

Please note that Instructors may expect students to request services in a manner that is timely with respect to the action needed (e.g. five business days before an in-class examination for extended test time).

Learn more about policies and procedures

Policy and Procedures for Student Disability Accommodation Requests (PDF)