Special Requirements

Students with Disabilities

Per a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Department of Civil Rights, the University of South Florida is unable to consider a student's disability when making an initial admission decision.

If denied admission, students with disabilities may be able to appeal to the Faculty Committee on Student Admissions to substitute particular coursework for the standard requirements. Within 30 days of your denial, you must submit an appeal letter and provide official documentation demonstrating that your failure to meet standard admission requirements for academic units is directly related to your disability.

Although USF provides a full range of excellent services to qualified students with disabilities, we can only accept documentation and consider any form of physical or learning disability on appeal of an initial denial decision. Prior to that time, we must return any disability documentation to the applicant.