University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

XIV--General Information

Students With Disabilities

The University of Guelph is committed to creating a barrier-free environment. We feel that providing services for students with disabilities is a shared responsibility between students, faculty and administration. This relationship is based on respect of individual rights, the dignity of the individual and the University community's shared commitment to an open, supportive learning environment.

The CSD is staffed with special needs advisors, a learning disabilities specialist and administrative support. Our services are complemented by Peer Helpers and volunteers who provide one-to-one assistance. When necessary, referrals are made to other services such as personal counselling, career counselling and stress management.

Admission Procedures

The University of Guelph is committed to ensuring equal access for students with disabilities. The University encourages applications from students with disabilities and will provide admission information to applicants in alternate formats (Braille, audio tape) upon request.

The following is a step-by-step description of the admission process:

  1. All students must apply to the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC).
  2. If your academic average meets admission requirements, you may receive an offer of admission from the University as early as March.
  3. If you do not receive an early offer of admission, you will automatically receive a Student Profile Form, which contains a Supplemental Admission Form for Students with Disabilties. The information you provide in this form is used to help the university understand and appreciate how academic performance may have been affected by your disability.

Upon admission, students requiring services and accommodations related to their disability must forward supportive documentation of their disability to the Centre for Students with Disabilities. In the case of students with learning disabilities, documentation should include a recent and valid psycho-educational assessment.


The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) works with students who have hearing, visual, learning, medical, physical or psychological disabilities. The Centre has a variety of resources providing support and resources that will facilitate success in the academic process. Resources such as taped texts, writing tutors, computer assisted technology, photocopy services, notetakers, interpreters and library assistance are available. Counselling is provided in the academic, financial, residential and personal areas. Advisors will also liaise with faculty to ensure that the proper classroom and exam accommodations are available to the student. A learning disabilities advisor is available to provide students with learning disabilities learning strategy instruction and counselling related to their disability. The CSD is located on the 3rd Floor, University Centre, extension 6208.

1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar
XIV--General Information

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Last revised: January 1999.