Disability Support Programs and Services

Disability Support Programs and Services

In our commitment to equity, we strive to make our classes, programs, and services accessible to all students, including those with documented disabilities. Whether you need specialized support services or assistive equipment, we are committed to working with you to find the timely support you need to thrive in your studies.  Connect with DSPS Call: 619-388-2780 or Email: or visit I4-405 Monday-Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm and Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

Getting Started With DSPS

If you are a Mesa College student who has a disability (either permanent or temporary) or medical condition that impacts learning, we encourage you to meet with a DSPS Counselor to determine the accommodations that are appropriate for you. To be eligible, you will need to provide documentation of your disability or medical condition. If you are unable to provide verification but believe you would benefit from having academic accommodations, you are still encouraged to apply for services. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by the DSPS Office. Follow the steps below to get started!

  1. Complete the DSPS Registration form to Receive Support
    Fill out the online DSPS Registration with your student information, academic goals, and disability or medical condition indicated. You will be contacted through the email you provide within 2-3 business days to schedule a welcome appointment to meet with a DSPS Counselor.
    Access the DSPS Application for Services
  2. Provide Verification
    You will be responsible for providing documentation verifying your disability or medical condition. Please include the signed Verification of Disability Request form from either your medical provider, clinician (psychiatrist, psychologist, LCW, MFT), learning disability specialist, or school district (i.e. IEP) as applicable.
    Complete the Verification of Disability (VOD) Request Form  You may attach your VOD to the online DSPS Application, submit it via email to, mail it, or bring it in person to the DSPS Office. 
    *All disability related information is provided by students and is kept strictly confidential. This information is accessible to DSPS staff only.
  3. Review the Service Agreement Form Guidelines
    Review the Service Agreement Guidelines to gain understanding of DSPS expectations and requirements so you may receive accommodations at sites throughout the District. When all your required documents have been received and reviewed by DSPS, you will be contacted to schedule a one hour intake welcome appointment with a DSPS Counselor.
    New Service Guidelines

Current DSPS Student?

Current students who have received services from DSPS at any of the three colleges (City, Mesa, Miramar) and have a question, or would like to request an appointment to meet with a DSPS counselor may submit an Appointment Request and we will connect with you.

Current students who have received services from Mesa DSPS within the last year can request an accommodation letter for the current or upcoming semester through MyDSPS Portal and selecting "Request Accommodation Letter" once you are registered for classes for that term.

Learn About Student Disability Services and Accommodations

DSPS offers students access to reasonable disability related accommodations (per Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act), which extend beyond those regularly offered by the college. Get access to alternate media, assistive learning technology, testing accommodations, captioning resources, temporary parking permits, and more. We are dedicated to your success and look forward to helping you develop an accommodations plan so you can learn in the way that is best for you.

Explore current services and accommodation options

Know Your Rights and Resources

Students with disabilities are entitled to equal access in all activities, from education to employment. Learn more about civil rights legislation and San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) policies intended to support students with disabilities.

Explore policies and resources for students with disabilities