We are committed to working with students with disabilities in order to provide academic accommodations in making Lake-Sumter State College an equal access, equal opportunity institution.


Applying for Accommodations

Students will need to register with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) in order to receive disability accommodations. Be sure to register early with us before classes start as it may take several weeks to process your registration and to make all necessary accommodations.

Please note that all communication and documentation is strictly confidential between the student and OSD. No information, except as provided by law, will be released to anyone, including parents, without student’s written consent.

Step 1: Contact Office for Students with Disabilities

Students who have not requested accommodations from the Office for Students with Disabilities before should contact the office at (352) 365-3589 to discuss potential services and documentation needed to determine eligibility for services.

Step 2: Provide documentation

Review the documentation guidelines for the type of disability the student is disclosing.

Provide the documentation to the Office for Students with Disabilities for review. If the documentation supports your eligibility, then an appointment is scheduled to discuss what accommodations you need.

Step 3: Accommodations appointment

If the documentation supports your eligibility, then the student will be contacted for an intake appointment to discuss accommodations.


Accessing Services

After the intake appointment and being registered for classes, the student will need to request Instructor Notification Letter (INL) forms for each class for which accommodations are required.

When submitting an INL, the student will need to include a copy of a detailed schedule from LOIS.

An INL request must be submitted each semester to receive accommodations.

While the INL informs your instructor that you are entitled to accommodations, it is still the student’s responsibility to communicate with the instructor about specific needs. Services or accommodations can only be provided for a student who provides proper documentation

Rights and Responsibilities of Students

Students requesting accommodations have certain rights and responsibilities throughout the process.

Office Location

Student Services Building
Leesburg Campus
9501 U.S. Hwy 441 Leesburg, FL 34788 
Phone: (352) 365-3589
Fax: (352) 435-6425

Appointments available on the South Lake and Sumter campuses by request.

Confidentiality

All documentation provided to the Office for Students with Disabilities regarding a student’s disability will be handled in a discrete and confidential manner. No information, except as provided by law, will be released to anyone, including parents, without the student’s expressed written consent.