Student Accommodations

Information for students who receive accommodations from the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

Students with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations. The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) is responsible for determining reasonable accommodation based on the individual’s current functional limitations. Only students who have been issued an Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) Letter by the OSD are eligible for accommodation. The Rady School of Management Undergraduate OSD Liaison will work directly with the student and instructor to facilitate all exam accommodations for undergraduate courses offered by the department.

Steps for Exam Accommodations

Step 1: Request Academic Accommodations from OSD

  • When students request accommodations to standard policy and/or procedure in UC San Diego academic departments due to a disability, eligibility is determined by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), in conjunction with the technical standards and learning outcomes of the academic major, department and college.
  • Please refer to the OSD website for further information on requesting academic accommodations:
  • Students are responsible for registering promptly with the OSD. In order to ensure that accommodations are met, students MUST follow the procedures of both the OSD and The Rady School of Management.
  • Students should consult with an OSD Disability Specialist quarterly, as soon as course registration occurs, to obtain an Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) letter for each course in which accommodations are needed.

Step 2: Present Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) Letter to Instructor and Department Liaison at the Beginning of the Quarter

  • It is essential that students present their current quarter AFA letter to both the course instructor and the Rady School of Management Department OSD Liaison at the beginning of the quarter, or as soon as the letter is issued.
  • Paper AFA: Students should have the instructor sign their AFA letter before bringing it to the Rady School of Management Liaison, in Otterson Hall, Office 2E113.
  • Digital AFA: Students should review the course accommodations with the isntructors on the first day of class. If the instructor has any questions or concerns about a particular accommodation, they can reach out to the OSD Office directly -
  • Paper AFA: The Department Liaison must have a copy of the AFA letter-signed by the instructor-on file before the student will receive any exam accommodations.
  • Students are authorized to receive accommodations only as listed on the current AFA letter on file. AFA letters are only valid for a specific term and must be renewed each quarter.
  • The AFA should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than Friday of week 2 of the quarter.
    • If an AFA is issued by the OSD after Friday of week 2, the student must present the AFA to the Undergraduate Rady School of Management OSD Liaison within two business days of the date of issuance listed on the AFA.
  • No accommodations will be retroactively applied.

Step 3: Send Email to Schedule Exams with Department Liaison and Inform Instructor (with advance notice)

  • From your UCSD.EDU email address, send an email to the instructor, TA, and at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled exam.
  • Rady School of Management cannot guarantee to provide appropriate accommodations if you email the department less than 72 hours prior to the exam date.

 For the upcoming exams, students provide the following in order to receive their accommodations:

 Send an email to (CC your professor and TA) and include:

    • Your full name
    • PID
    • Class name/section
    • Standard Exam date/time (please include time allowed for exam in class)
Requests must  be sent a minimum of 72 hours prior to your exam date.
If you are in multiple Rady classes, please send one email per class.
  • All exams must be administered during regular office hours, M-F 8:00a-4:00p, unless otherwise arranged with the instructor or TA serving as proctor after hours.
  • All exams will be administered during the day of the in-class exam.
    • Exceptions to this include the following:
      • Your extended time testing conflicts with another class you are taking.
      • Your OSD accommodations include the ability to reschedule.
      • You have an additional exception that does not relate to OSD, for example, a sudden unforeseen documented illness that allows for the reschedule (you must follow the reschedule procedures indicated on your course syllabus in order to be accommodated).

Step 4: Exam Administration

  • Most exams, unless otherwise arranged with the instructor or TA, will be administered by the Department OSD Liaison.
  • Students should check in with the Rady Department Liaison (Otterson Hall 2E008) a few minutes prior to the start time of their scheduled exam.
  • Students are responsible for abiding by the UCSD rules of academic integrity.
  • There may be more than one student utilizing the exam room at the same time, as authorized by the Department Liaison.
  • There may be exam-related interruptions by instructors, TAs, or the Department Liaison during the exam.
  • The Rady School of Management Department Liaison cannot guarantee a silent testing area. Students may bring standard earplugs (non-electronic) to any exam.

OSD Questions? Current UCSD students and non-UCSD students should email