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Catholic University of America

Washington, DC
Special Needs

Catholic University Says...

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) supports the missions of the Dean of Students and the University by providing programs and services designed to support and encourage the integration of students with disabilities into the mainstream of the university community. DSS assists in... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

620 Michigan Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20064

United States

Phone: 202-319-5305

Fax: 202-319-6533


Admissions Information
Program / Service Name:Disability Support Services
Type of Program:For all students with disabilities
Director:Emily Singer
College Entrance Tests Required:Yes
Interview Required:No
Documentation Requred for LD:A diagnostic report must include a diagnostic interview, assessment of aptitude, measure of academic achievement and information processing. The report should consist of and be based on a comprehensive assessment battery which does not rely on any one test (i.e. Woodcock-Johnson III andWAIS-III). Quantitative and qualitative information which supports the diagnosis, including all subscale/subtest scores, should be listed. Objective evidence of a substantial limitation to learning must be provided.
Documentation Required for ADHD:In addition to the LD requirements- Included in a comprehensive assessment: clinical summary of objective historical information, establishing symptomology indicative of ADHD throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. A complete psychoeducational assessment, including rating scales, aptitude and achievement testing, and another objective measurement of attention (CCPT, TOVA, GDS, etc) is necessary in order to determine eligibility for services.

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Services Offered
Calculator allowed in exams:Yes
Dictionary allowed in exams:Yes
Computer allowed in exams:Yes
Spellchecker allowed in exams:Yes
Extended test time:Yes
Oral exams:Yes
Distraction-free environment:Yes
Accommodation for students with ADHD: Yes
Reading machine:Yes
Other assistive technology:Yes
LD specialists:Yes
Added costs for services:Yes
Priority registration:Yes

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Special Needs

  • Program / Service Name:
    Disability Support Services
  • Type of Program:
    For all students with disabilities
  • Director:
    Emily Singer
  • LD specialists:
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