Carnegie Mellon University

Student Information and Services

The Office of Disability Resources provides responsive and reasonable accommodations to students who self-identify as having a disability, including physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Through our office, the university can provide counsel, support services and accommodations to ensure that all students, regardless of ability, have equal access to the world-class education, campus programs and activities offered by CMU. 

Students are also welcome to discuss concerns about support for disabilities with members of the admission staff, housing office and/or health/psychological services. Upon enrollment, students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Resources to discuss their needs and to develop a Student Individual Accommodation Plan. Accommodations are made with the intent to maintain the academic integrity of each course and the academic program as a whole, while also meeting assessed needs.

If you would like to learn more about the services and accommodations provided by our office, we encourage you to explore our website or email us. To discuss your accommodation needs in person, please call us at 412-268-6121 to set up an appointment so that we can answer your questions.

Carnegie Mellon University welcomes prospective students with disabilities.We encourage students and families to explore our website and to learn about our services.

Parent and Family Handbook

New Students

If you require academic or other accommodations due to a sensory, physical, cognitive, or emotional disability, we encourage you to request them as early as possible.

New students may submit an application for accommodations as soon as they receive their Andrew ID and password, usually in late spring. For your convenience, our staff are happy to meet with students by phone to discuss setting up accommodations prior to your arrival on campus.

Apply for accommodations