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Accessibility at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is committed to ensuring reasonable accommodations for all applicants, students, faculty, staff, visitors, and patients in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability-related laws and regulations for the University of Michigan.

Prospective Students with Disabilities

At any point prior to matriculation to U-M, prospective graduate students are welcome to reach out to communicate accommodation needs as they relate to the application process and/or requests for accommodation upon acceptance.

Application Needs

Prospective graduate students with disability-related application needs should contact the Rackham Graduate Student and Program Consultation Services team (GSPCS) at [email protected]. While some questions will be addressed by Rackham, other questions may need to be addressed and implemented at the program-level. The GSPCS team will make sure the appropriate connections are made.

Campus Visit Days

Admitted students with disabilities should communicate their needs and/or questions about campus visit days or other prospective student events with their program directly.

Services for Students with Disabilities

The university’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office provides assistance regarding academic, economic, social, and recreational activities to students who have documented disabilities. Specific services available through SSD include counseling, assistance with classroom accommodations, volunteer readers and note takers, sign language and oral interpreters, peer tutors, accessible transportation, orientation and registration assistance, special scholarships, tape recorders and talking calculators, aids for reading and studying, such as braille and large print materials, adaptive computer technology, and telecommunication devices. Staff in SSD also serve as intermediaries and advocates for students with disabilities.