Current and Incoming Students Wanting to Register with OSDS
Welcome! This page is for Current and Incoming USC Sumter students wanting to register with the Office of Student Disability Services.
USC Sumter has many services for students, offered by various offices. Although decisions regarding disability specific accommodations are made on a case by case basis, view the Accommodations page on this website for information on services most often provided, in general, for each type of disability.
Are you an Incoming USC Sumter student with a Documented Disability significantly affecting major life functions? Do you want access to a variety of disability specific services offered by various campus offices?
The registration process is a complex and lengthy one (4-6 weeks). Start the process now.
Steps to Register as a Student with a Disability
Office of Student Disability Services – USC Sumter Campus:
1. Print a copy of the Documentation Guidelines for YOUR disability. Give the guidelines to your appropriate medical provider. The guidelines will assist the provider in writing your documentation. Once you have all of your documentation, you will attach it to the application in the next step.
What does “documentation” mean? It is very important that you view our Documentation Guidelines and print them for your medical provider. Many students assume that “documentation” means medical records, but it does not. Documentation usually consists of a medical doctor’s letter and/or a psychoeducational evaluation, but may vary by category of disability.
2. Complete the online Student Application for Disability Services Form. Make sure to attach all of your supporting documentation to this application before submitting. An application that is submitted with no supporting documentation will NOT be processed.
Important: When filling out the application, please select "Yes" for the question, "Are you enrolled in Palmetto College?" Then select Sumter as the campus that you attend.
3. Upon submission, your application will be sent to the Disability Services offices on both the Columbia and Sumter campuses. The application and documentation will be reviewed and if approved, accommodations will be assigned based on your disability.
4. Once accommodations are assigned, a letter will be sent out to your professors each semester identifying the accommodations you will receive. It is YOUR responsibility to work with your professor regarding these accommodations.
Need Help? Contact our Coordinator of Disability Services
Williams-Brice-Edwards Administrative Building, Room 103
200 Miller Road
Sumter, SC 29150