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Student Accommodations

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.
  • In order for faculty and staff to follow OSD accommodations, students must accept accommodations on their OSD Portal.

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

After a student accepts their OSD accommodations on their OSD Portal, instructors and Step 2: Present Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) Letter to Instructor and Department Liaison at the Beginning of the Quarter of the student's AFA letter.

  • Instructors and staff cannot follow a student's accommodations unless a copy of the AFA letter is received. AFA letters are only valid for a specific term and must be renewed each quarter.
  • Students should review the course accommodations on their AFA letter with the instructors 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 —
  • The Undergraduate Rady School of Management OSD Liaison will send an email to all students with accommodations around Friday of Week 2. If a student does not receive their AFA letter until after Friday of Week 2, it is the student's responsibility to contact Rady's OSD liaison at
  • No accommodations will be retroactively applied.

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

  • Students must submit a Rady OSD Google form at least 72 business hours in advance of a scheduled in-person quiz or exam.
  • Rady School of Management cannot guarantee to provide appropriate accommodations if you email the department less than 72 business hours prior to the exam date.
  • All exams must be administered during regular office hours, M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 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 UC San Diego 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 UC San Diego students and non-UC San Diego students should email