The Center for Students with Disabilities provides students, regardless of disability, if otherwise qualified, an
equal opportunity to complete their educational goal through the provision of accommodations based upon their
Students with disabilities, permanent or temporary, are eligible to receive services through the Center for Students
with Disabilities. Student must provide documentation of their disability to a CSD Counselor when registering with
Registering with CSD
All verification information about students' disabilities is kept confidential.
Complete the College Admissions Form.
Students with disabilities do not automatically receive services when they enroll at El Paso Community College.
In order to access services, they must register with the Center for Students with Disabilities by making an
appointment with a CSD Counselor, completing the intake form, and bringing this form along with documentation of
their disability to their meeting with a CSD Counselor.
The Center for Students with Disabilities provides services to enrolled students who meet the criteria. For more
information about becoming a student at EPCC, please go to our Admissions and Aid site.
Admissions and Aid
Complete the CSD Intake Form.
Students can pick up the Intake Form at any CSD Campus office or request the form in electronic format by sending an email to CSD@epcc.edu. CSD Counselors can assist with any questions or concerns and it is advisable to do so before registering.
Get Documentation of your Disability
Student needs to provide proof of disability from a qualified professional, such as, a medical doctor, psychologist, or other qualified diagnostician. For example, for a learning disability, a full diagnostic evaluation is required from a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist or educational diagnostician. For a hearing disability, a current audiogram from an ENT or Audiologist is required. For a psychologist/psychiatrist will be required. For a physical disability, a letter from a physician with current diagnosis is required.
Documentation should include the credentials of the professional, a diagnosis of disability, the date of the diagnosis, how the diagnosis was reached, and how the disability affects academic performance so the CSD Counselor and student can discuss appropriate accommodations.
For students who are regarded to have a disability but who need more time in obtaining documentation, CSD will provide services for one semester; however, documentation must be provided to continue services the next semester. For recent high school graduates, the ARD with the latest testing report can be submitted. Student can obtain this information through their high school counselor or high school district office. Psychological/diagnostic test reports for learning disabilities that are older than five years are not acceptable. They must be within the five year range.
CSD Counselors recommend specific support services according to the disability and specifications in the documentation of disability.
Make an appointment with a CSD Counselor
During this initial meeting, the CSD Counselor will explain class advising and the process for requesting accommodations. The CSD Counselor will discuss Federal Student Financial Aid and other possible funding alternatives, admissions, and placement testing.
The initial visit with a counselor also provides an opportunity for students to discuss their college major and future career plans.