Disabled Student Programs & Services
It is our pleasure to welcome you to Mt. San Jacinto College’s Disabled Student Programs & Services Website. We know that you have a choice of outstanding community colleges and universities in the Southern California area, from which to choose, as you move forward in pursuit of your academic and career goals. We’re just happy that you have chosen to check us out. We think you’ll be glad that you did!
We hope the information provided on these web pages will answer your questions regarding eligibility requirements, support services available, and how to access those services. Take your time... see what we have to offer. Then, if you, or someone you know, would be eligible for the services we provide or if you have questions not answered on these pages, please email us, give us a call or better yet - drop by our office on either campus and meet the staff.
On behalf of the staff, students, faculty, and administration at MSJC, we invite you to take advantage of the many services available to you on our campuses. Our Goal is to assure your ‘ACCESS TO SUCCESS’.
The October edition of the DSPS newsletter, DSPS Updates, is now available.
Something exciting is always going on at MSJC.
New DSPS Students - please look at our Steps to Enrolling document for easy step by step directions through the entire college and DSPS enrollment process.
WHY DO WE HAVE PRIORITY REGISTRATION?
- Priority Registration exists to enable students,
who have mobility or other impairments which limit their ability to navigate
from one class to another in a timely manner, the opportunity to register for
classes, allowing sufficient navigation time between classes.
- Priority Registration also exists to ensure that
DSPS and the college has sufficient lead time to assure that accommodations are
in place on the first day of class. (Interpreters and real time captionist must
be scheduled in advance, time to have adaptive furniture placed in appropriate
classrooms, sufficient time for production of Alternate Media for those
students who need it)
Students should be aware that the reason for Priority
Registration is NOT and never has been, to ensure that students with a
disability get all of the classes they want, with the teachers they want, at
the times they want. The reason for priority registration is to allow the
college time to insure that reasonable and appropriate accommodations, approved
based on the educational limitations resulting from the documented disability, are
in place…assuring ACCESS to all college programs and services!
IMPORTANT! Be Prepared for Priority Registration - November 25th!
The DSPS staff hopes that your semester is going well, that
you are taking advantage of your approved accommodations and other support
services, like tutoring, available on campus!
Your success is important to us. To be certain that
you are “on track” and prepared for PRIORITY REGISTRATION November 25th,
Please call the DSPS office on your campus or drop by, to schedule an
appointment for required updates to your SEC and Ed Plan. DO IT TODAY!
Appointments will fill up fast and we don’t want your ability to take advantage
of Priority Registration delayed.
New Request for Services Procedure.
We are pleased to announce that we have developed a new - simple - easy to complete Request for Services Form. Please click the Request for Services Form link on the left side of this page for instructions.
New Alternate Media Request Form.
are pleased to announce that we have developed a new - simple - easy to
complete Alternate Media Request Form. Please click the DSPS Forms link on the left side of this page and then select the Alternate Media Request Form link.
DHH Students - New Procedure for requesting accommodations for
DSPS has developed a new procedure to request accommodations for waitlisted
classes. Please click
this link to read the document.
DSPS Mission Statement
The mission of DSPS is to empower students with disabilities to attain maximum independence, integration, and success in a fully accessible college environment.