Incoming or Currently Enrolled Students

If you are an incoming or currently enrolled College of Charleston (CofC) student and would like to apply for services, submit the following documents to the Center for Disability Services.

Students should submit their application, documentation, and any other supporting materials to the Center for Disability Services/SNAP to process via SecureShare using their CofC email account. Documents sent to us must be in a PDF format in order to upload into our data management system. When a file has successfully been submitted using SecureShare, you will receive the following message:  "Files Sent, Thank you!".

Note:  The application and disability-related documentation must be submitted together in order to be processed.

 

Required

  • CDS-SNAP application form  pdf format  or Microsoft Word (.doc) format
    • If completing page 3 of the application (Authorization and Consent to Release SNAP Information) please review the details below about the submission of that form.
  • A copy of your disability-related documentation (e.g., psycho-educational report) that meets the criteria required by the College of Charleston

Please retain a copy of all application documents.

 

Optional

Once your complete application packet is submitted, an administrator evaluates the application and supporting documentation, and makes a recommendation of approval or denial. A letter of approval or denial will be sent to your College of Charleston email account approximately seven to ten business days of receipt of your materials.

If your request for accommodations is approved, the email you receive will include a CDS/SNAP Acknowledgement Form and a Student's Guide to SNAP ServicesPlease refer to the approval letter to learn about the remaining steps required to receive your Professor Notification Letter (PNL).

If your request for accommodations is denied, you may appeal to the Director of the Center for Disability Services.

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Authorization and Consent to Release SNAP Information

If completing the Authorization and Consent to Release SNAP Information Form on Page 3 of the CDS/SNAP Application:

IN PERSON OPTION Students may submit the Authorization and Consent to Release Education Records within the CDS/SNAP Application in person with a valid state or U.S. government issued photo identification. Forms may not be submitted by another party on behalf of the student.

POSTAL MAIL OPTION* Students who are unable to bring the Authorization and Consent to Release Education Records within the CDS/SNAP Application form in person may submit the form via postal mail to the office or department noted on the form.

COLLEGE-ISSUED EMAIL OPTION*  Students who are unable to bring the Authorization and Consent to Release Education Records within the CDS/SNAP Application form in person may submit the form from their college-issued email account (g.cofc.edu) to the office or department noted on the form. Other email addresses will not be accepted.

*NOTICE: The College of Charleston reserves the right to request further evidence to authenticate identity for all submitted requests, which may include notarized signatures and an affidavit. All requests may be subject to review by the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA).