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Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX
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Special Needs

SMU Says...

The goal of Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS) is to provide students with documented disabilities services or reasonable accommodations in order to reduce the effects that a disability may have on their performance in a traditional academic setting. DASS provides individual... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

PO Box 750181

Dallas, TX 75275-0181

United States

Phone: 214-768-2058

Fax: 214-768-0103


Admissions Information
Program / Service Name:Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies
Type of Program:For all students with disabilities
Director:Rebecca Marin
College Entrance Tests Required:Yes
Interview Required:No
Documentation Requred for LD:A full psychoeducational assessment conducted, preferably, in the last three years. Needs to use comprehensive measures of potential and achievement.
Documentation Required for ADHD:Report from either a licensed psychologist or physician trained in diagnosing ADHD. Evaluation needs to be conducted, preferably, within three years of the time student seeks accommodations. Documentation guidelines are posted on website.

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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:No
Priority registration:Yes

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Special Needs

  • Program / Service Name:
    Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies
  • Type of Program:
    For all students with disabilities
  • Director:
    Rebecca Marin
  • LD specialists:
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