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How to apply for the Disability Services Program

Students enrolled at any Hawai‘i Community College class with a documented disability or academic challenge are required to self-identify themselves with the Disability Services Program. Once established with the Disability Services Program, the student will meet with the counselor for a collaborative discussion to discuss possible academic accommodations.

  1. To begin the process click here to complete the New Student Intake Form.
    • The intake form gives the student an opportunity to advocate their needs by sharing with the Disability Services Program any challenges or barriers they may face while in college. Students can also specify limitations their disability currently creates as well as their goals while attending Hawai‘i Community College.
    • If assistance is needed to access the intake form or alternative format is required, please contact our office at 934-2825 or via email at
  2. Once the student submits the New Student Intake Form, the student must also submit Documentation of Disability [PDF]
    • All students who request classroom accommodations are required to provide documentation of their disability. Documentation must be provided by their primary care physician, licensed therapist, or other licensed professional health practitioner. Hawai‘i Community College does not provide diagnostic services. Required information should include:
      1. Diagnosis identifying the disability or condition.
      2. Date of the original or most current diagnosis.
      3. Current symptoms relating to diagnosis or condition.
      4. The time expectancy symptoms from the diagnosis will last.
      5. Substantial areas that impact daily function or education.
      6. Ongoing medical treatment needed.
      7. Suggestion for reasonable accommodations for the diagnosis or condition.
      8. Signature of the health professional that completed the form.
    • If the student does not have this information available or the documentation does not include the above required information, the student should take the Documentation of Disability [PDF] form to their licensed provider to complete.
    • Please submit the above documentation requirements to the Disability Services Program office. Please contact our office at 934-2825 or via email at with any questions

Manono Campus - Kānanaola
Bldg. 379A, Room 2
Phone: (808) 934-2825
Fax: (808) 934-2791

Pālamanui Campus
Elama Building, Room 175
Phone: (808) 969-8816
Fax: (808) 322-4839

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Students with Disabilities taking Distance Education Classes in the UH System

Students with disabilities who have identified with their home campus disabilities services office should contact their home campus to inform them of any DE courses taken at another campus. The disability services representative from their home campus will assist in informing the student of the disability services processes on that campus. Students with disabilities are responsible for self-identifying in a timely manner and will obtain their accommodation letter from the campus disability representative where the DE course is offered.