Request consideration to study remotely based on disability or health concern

The review process will start with an evaluation of your request and necessary supporting documentation.

If your request for remote study is deemed reasonable, an administrator from your home school will contact you to begin a conversation about your fall classes. This school official will work with you and relevant departments and instructors to determine your fall schedule. Not all courses will be available for remote participation, and availability of remote coursework may vary from school to school. If some of your courses are not available remotely and they are required for your degree program, you may be offered alternative classes by the department or program, although this is not guaranteed.

You should not reach out directly to instructors asking to be allowed to take their course remotely. Instructors will not permit an individual to participate remotely in a course that does not already allow remote participants without approval through this process.

Students are strongly encouraged to submit their requests by July 15, 2021.

Approval to study remotely is not binding. If your situation changes and you are able to come to campus, you may study in person for the fall, so long as you arrive by September 10, 2021.

To request consideration based on a disability or health concern, a student must:

  • Submit the form below.
  • Submit a request through Access WashU Portal
    • Students currently connected with DR:  
      • Log in to Access WashU
      • Navigate to “Accommodation Plan Modification Request”
      • Respond to the prompts provided and “Submit”
      • After submission of responses, you may upload appropriate documentation. Relevant documentation necessary to support your request must be provided for consideration
    • Students Connecting with DR for the First Time:  
      • Log in to Access WashU
      • Respond to the prompts provided and upload any documentation necessary to support your request

Documentation submitted for seeking accommodations and consideration of remote learning must detail the specific nature of the individual’s impairment and why in-person learning is not a viable option. See information regarding WashU’s general disability documentation guidelines.

You will hear from Disability Resources if your request is denied, or from your school official regarding your fall course schedule if your request is approved.


Disability Resources: Fall 2021 Request for Remote Study
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