Current Access Center Students: We're glad you're back!
The Access Center has begun using a new system called MyAccess for requesting and renewing accommodations. This new system allows students to request and implement their accommodations online. Note: Not all accommodations can be managed this way, and you may need to visit our office if you have accommodations that require the collaboration of your instructors or other members of our staff.
You will be required to meet with your advisor at least once a year to renew accommodations. Some accommodations require meeting with your advisor every semester. Your check in date can be seen on your MyAccess Dashboard (See below). In addition, you will see any reminders your Access Advisor has for you, as well as your To-Do List.
If your expiration date does not fall within the semester for which you are requesting accommodations, you may renew your accommodations without scheduling an appointment with your advisor. To renew your accommodations you simply need to request accommodations for your classes using MyAccess. For information on how to do this, please review our tutorials, or schedule an orientation meeting with your advisor.
If your expiration date DOES fall within the semester for which you are requesting accommodations, you will need to check in with your advisor before requesting accommodations through MyAccess.
During the first two weeks of the semester Access Advisors will be available by appointment only. If you would like to make an appointment with your advisor, contact the Access Center front desk at 509-335-3417. If you do not remember who your advisor is, the front desk can help you with that as well.
The Access Center will be holding hourly training sessions for MyAccess to help current students with the transition to our new system. One-on-one assistance will be available during these training sessions. If you need additional assistance, outside our posted tutorials, please contact the front desk to sign up for a training session.
If you wish to change your accommodations, it is recommended that you make an appointment during the first two weeks of the semester.
If you have been previously granted accommodations on a “grace period” basis, due to incomplete documentation, please bring in updated documentation to your appointment.
After renewing your accommodations at the beginning of the semester, your Access Advisor would like to know how things are going. It is hoped you will meet with your Access Advisor 1-2 more times during the semester to make sure that your accommodations are working as intended and to provide any additional help that you may need. Checking in early and often with your advisor is an easy way to avoid problems later in the semester. Your advisor can also help you with time management, organization, or study skills.
NOTE: If you are an incoming WSU freshman or transfer student, or if you have never received accommodations from the Access Center before, please take a look at our new students page.
Below are links to the different accommodations that detail forms, policies and procedures that you will need to know.
Access Center Accommodations
- Testing accommodations
- Alternate text services
- Housing accommodations
- CAT van transportation (for permanent or temporary disabilities or injuries that affect mobility)
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services
Call 509-335-3417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for answers.