University of Maryland Counseling Center

Overview of Services

In order to receive services you must contact our office to register in person for services. Please call the office to set up an appointment to register with a DSS counselor. Contact the DSS office at 301.314.7682.

Available Accommodations (or services)

Receiving an accommodation or service is based on the nature of your disability.

The need for accommodations or services is determined during an intake session; they can include, but are not limited to:

Testing Accommodations

  • Extended Exam Time
  • Private Space
  • Assistive Technology
  • Computer Access for Exams
  • Enlarged Print
  • Calculator

Reading Accommodations

  • Electronic Textbooks and Reading Materials
  • Enlarged Print

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Additional Services

  • Priority Registration
  • Reduced Course Load
  • Note-taking
  • Lab/Library Assistance
  • Para-transit
  • Adaptive Technology Lab
  • Individualized Coaching
  • Advocacy Support
  • Audiotaping of Lectures

Cost of Accommodations and Services

All accommodations (services) provided by the University of Maryland are free for students meeting the eligibility requirements for DSS.

  • Private tutoring, personal attendants, and equipment such as computers/laptops, digital tape recorders and calculators are the student's financial responsibility.

  • DSS does not provide the testing or evaluations required to document disabilities.