Access Services

Access Services

Access Services is part of the Center for Access & Advocacy (CAA). If we can be of service, please feel free to visit our office or give us a call at (361) 698-1292 to schedule an appointment. Additionally, you can utilize the Action Center below to access frequently requested services.

Beginning March 1, 2023

Testing will be conducted at the Testing Center located at 3013 Ayers Street in Room 131.

All Exams/Test/Quizzes/Assessments must be scheduled and completed during the Testing Center Hours of Operation (listed below).

  • Monday-Thursday 7:30-5:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am – 12:30pm
  • Student Services

    Del Mar College faculty and staff in general — and the Access Services staff in particular — are committed to ensuring equal access to College services, programs, and activities for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and applicable Texas state laws. As such, students shall not be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the College.

    To request services, students:

    • Report to the CAA to complete a Request for Services form and schedule an intake appointment
    • Attend the scheduled intake meeting to discuss:
      • the disability diagnosis
      • life activity limitations
      • impact in an educational setting
      • appropriate/effective accommodations
    • Provide documentation from a qualified professional (i.e., medical doctor, psychologist, licensed therapist, certified diagnostician, etc.) and/or Individualized Education Plans (IEP)/504 Proceedings/Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee minutes
  • Mission Statement

    Eliminating physical, instructional, and attitudinal barriers across the Del Mar College community by providing support services—including reasonable accommodations—to promote maximum academic potential, participation in the college experience, and self-sufficiency for students with disabilities.
  • Disability Definition

    As excerpted from The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008:

    Disability means, with respect to an individual, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment.

    • The phrase physical or mental impairment means —
      • Any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: neurological; musculoskeletal; special sense organs; respiratory, including speech organs; cardiovascular; reproductive; digestive; genitourinary; hemic and lymphatic; skin; and endocrine;
      • Any mental or psychological disorder such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities;
      • The phrase physical or mental impairment includes, but is not limited to, such contagious and noncontagious diseases and conditions as orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental retardation, emotional illness, specific learning disabilities, HIV disease (whether symptomatic or asymptomatic), tuberculosis, drug addiction, and alcoholism;
    • The phrase major life activities means functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.

Page last updated April 2, 2024.

Contact Information

Center for Access & Advocacy
Heritage Campus - Harvin Center, Room 188
Windward Campus - Health Science 1, Room 215
Oso Creek Campus - Main Building, Room 213

E-mail Access Services Office