Welcome to the Center for Academic Success Disability Support Services

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) serves as the Disability Support Services (DSS) offices here at USG and acts as a liaison between students at USG and their home campuses to ensure that they have access to their approved accommodations. CAS collaborates with faculty, students, and various staff members to implement accommodations at USG in a way that preserves confidentiality, equality, and integrity for all students with disabilities to ensure an accessible educational experience for students at USG.

CAS provides various accommodations to students with disabilities who are registered through their home campuses DSS offices. Students must first be registered through their home campus DSS offices in order to receive accommodations at USG. Once students are registered, specific accommodations are based on the documentation of the disability and personal interview with their home campuses DSS specialists. The CAS is staffed with a Coordinator for Testing and Disability Support Services who will meet with students regarding: new student DSS procedure, current students using DSS, accommodation process, testing coordination, self-advocacy skills,  academic coaching, and study strategies. The CAS testing center provides testing accommodations to students who require individualized testing spaces, extended time, and other testing needs.

Getting Started

Are you new to USG? Learn how to gain access to academic accommodations on campus.

Test Request Proctoring 

-Tests can only be provided for students registered with approved accommodations.

-Students must follow the Do's and Dont's of the testing center at all times.

-CAS provides specific accommodations for students with disabilities while always updating accommodations as needed.

  • Students: Instructions and request forms must be submitted 7 days before the exam date 
  • Faculty: Instructions and request forms must be submitted no later than 1 day before the exam

Additional Information

Please contact usg-disAbility@umd.edu for information regarding access to assistive technology, creating accessible materials, or implementing approved accommodations.