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At the University of California, Irvine, providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities is a campus-wide responsibility and commitment. Disabilities include, but are not limited to, orthopedic, visual, hearing, learning, chronic health and psychological disabilities. UCI demonstrates its core values of individual growth and development and civility and diversity by recognizing students with disabilities as an important part of its student body.

Our mission is to empower students to reach their potential in every aspect of their lives by moving beyond success to significance through education, service, and support.

apply for services*If your ability to get to class has been hindered from an injury and/or surgery, please contact the office at 949-824-7494 immediately after submitting the online registration form to schedule an appointment*


EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALThe Disability Services Center does not accept letters from the numerous online companies who (in exchange for a fee) purport to offer verification or certification of the need for an emotional support animal. To warrant approval of a request for an emotional support animal, a student should be prepared to submit appropriate medical documentation describing the functional limitations caused by the disability and the manner in which the support animal ameliorates these limitations.


Information for Fall 2018 Incoming Students

Fall 2018 Graduate Students – Apply for services by completing the online registration form. In the final text box, indicate your program start date and/or if you are a student who requires disability related housing accommodations/modifications. Once you submit your form, you will be contacted within 5 days to schedule an appointment to determine eligibility for accommodations.

Fall 2018 Undergraduate Students (Incoming Freshman and Transfer) – Apply for services by completing the online registration form. In the final text box, indicate if you plan to attend UCI 2018 summer session (June-September courses) and/or if you are a student who requires disability related housing accommodations/modifications. Once you submit your form, you will be contacted within 5 days to schedule an appointment to determine eligibility for accommodations. Most incoming first year/transfer students will meet with a DSC Disability Counselor after June 18, 2018.


Dr. Lorna Carlin, M.D. Scholarship - Application DUE July 12th by 5:00PM

The Disability Services Center (DSC) is happy to announce two $2,500 scholarships from our generous donor, Dr. Lorna Carlin, M.D. This scholarship opportunity is offered to help advance the mission of the Disability Services Center to empower students to achieve their greatest potential. In Dr. Carlin’s work as a psychiatrist, she noticed that many of her patients with varying disabilities were challenged in meeting their educational and career goals. After she saw the wonderful services and the dedicated staff of the DSC at UCI, she wanted to contribute to helping students who are striving to fulfill their goals.

The Dr. Lorna Carlin, M.D. Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are registered with the Disability Services Center and are attending UC Irvine.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Attending UC Irvine full-time as an undergraduate student;
  • Registered with the DSC;
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (completion of a FAFSA required).
  • Must be available for an interview in person or via Skype during the week of July 30th (Please let DSC know if an accommodation will be needed to participate in the interview.)

Awardees will be announced August 9th, 2018.

Apply for the Dr. Lorna Carlin, M.D. Scholarship


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Disability Services Center is an authorized voter registration agency and we encourage you to vote. To register to vote online, visit California Online Voter Registration (COVR).



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