MiraCosta College welcomes students or prospective students to self-identify as an individual with a disability. The DSPS office supports students who experience a variety of disabilities, including but not limited to the following:
- Acquired Brain Injury
- ADHD or ADD
- Autism Spectrum
- Blind or low vision
- Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Intellectual disability
- Learning disability
- Mental health disability
- Physical disability
- Other temporary or chronic health conditions & disabilities
We encourage students who wish to receive academic accommodations to apply for services with DSPS as early as possible by following the steps below:
1. If you haven’t already done so:
- Apply to MiraCosta College complete the Online Orientation (Spartan Prep): While this isn’t required prior to meeting with DSPS, completing this step will help provide you with an earlier enrollment registration date.
2. Apply to DSPS:
- Fill out the Online DSPS Application. A hard copy is available in the DSPS office if you would like to complete and submit in person.
- Submit documentation of disability to DSPS by using one of the options below.
- Fax to (760) 795-6604
- Mail or hand-deliver to: MiraCosta College DSPS, #3B, 1 Barnard Drive Oceanside, CA 92056
- Email a picture or a scanned version of your documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. When doing so, please make sure to reference your name and SURF ID.
- Or, be prepared to bring the documentation with you to your intake appointment to review with a DSPS counselor.
- Documentation of disability can include your most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan, Veterans Affairs Disability Rating, learning disability testing results, or documentation from your medical provider. If you do not have any documentation available, you may provide our Verification of Disability to your medical provider and return the completed the form to DSPS.
- If you’re unable to provide documentation or if you suspect you might have a learning disability and would like to be tested, please contact our office at (760) 795-6658 for further assistance.
3. Schedule an intake appointment with a DSPS counselor by calling DSPS at (760) 795-6658.
4. Attend your intake appointment. During your appointment, a DSPS counselor will engage with you in an interactive process to identify necessary services and accommodations to ensure equitable access to programs and services.