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Office of Special Services

Distance Education Accommodation Procedures

LACC students with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit the Office of Special Services, Student Services Village, Room 100, or call (323) 953-4000 ext. 2276, or visit the OSS Homepage.

Step 1

Complete the OSS application.

Application Forms
  Microsoft Office* Adobe Acrobat**
Application Packet
(New Students)
Word PDF
Application Update
(Continuing Students)
Word PDF

*These files require additional software to open Microsoft Office Files.
**These files require free Adobe Acrobat Reader, downloaded here.

Step 2

Include appropriate disability verification documents (from a psychologist, psychiatrist, medical doctor, LD specialist, etc.) that state the student’s diagnosis and relevant information.

Disability verification documents must include:
  • The professional’s contact information
  • Signature
  • State license number
Step 3

In addition, please complete the OSS Student Orientation and Quiz and submit it with the application package.

Step 4

The completed application package can be emailed

Or sent by mail to:
Attention: OSS Intake, Office of Special Services
Los Angeles City College, SSV 100
855 North Vermont Avenue, LA, CA 90029

Step 5

After the completed OSS application is submitted, students must make an appointment (by phone or in person) with an OSS Counselor or Learning Disability Specialist for intake processing and a Student Education Contract (to determine educational limitations and appropriate accommodations).

Step 6

Students will receive an Academic Accommodation Authorization (AAA) letter that must be presented/sent to the instructor, signed by the instructor, and returned to Accommodation Services in the OSS.

If the student, in good faith, has given/sent the instructor the AAA, the accommodation is authorized and must be implemented whether the form is returned by the instructor to the student or OSS. The AAA authorizes students to receive accommodations including alternate media and, if appropriate, to make appointments to take their exams at OSS. An AAA must be generated for each course taken, each instructor, and each semester of attendance.

For more information, please refer to the OSS Homepage and/or contact OSS at (323) 953-4000 ext. 2270.

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 1st Floor
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2270 (TTY/TDD)

Mailing Address: 
Los Angeles City College
Office of Special Services
855 N. Vermont Avenue, SSB 1st Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90029 

 Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8am - 2:30pm

 Special Notices


ATTENTION STUDENTS: OSS IS NOW OPEN! We are located on the first floor of the Student Services Building.

Orientation for new and ongoing students who are blind or have low vision:

The Orientation will be held Thursday, August 31, 10am - 11am in the OSS Classroom, Room 113. 

For individual orientation, please contact Robert Dominick at (323) 953-4000 ext. 2271 to set up an appointment.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911