First Time Freshman Students

What to do before your first semester at Fresno State

  • Contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office at Fresno State and make an appointment to establish services the semester prior to your arrival.
  • Sign up for DOG DAYS at www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/dogdays
  • Make sure to provide all verification of disabilities to SSD. You are responsible for providing these documents.
  • If you have a visual impairment or learning disability that requires textbooks in alternate formats, please schedule an appointment with a Disability Management Specialist (DMS) soon after attending Dog Days so that textbook arrangements can be made prior to the start of the semester.
  • All SSD applications/forms are available on the SSD website.
High School University
* No Child Left Behind
* IDEA
* School district requirements
* Parental notification
* ADA-AA
* Rehabilitation Act, sections 504 and 508
* CSU requirements (different at other institutions
* FERPA - information privacy
Disability documentation by school Student must provide disability documentation
Parental involvement required Parental involvement as determined by the student
Rights Rights with responsibilities
Someone else advocated Self advocacy
School responsible to initiate services and accomodations Self initiation of services and partner in provision

Transfer Students

What to do before your first semester at Fresno State

  • If you are transferring, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office at Fresno State to establish services prior to the start of the semester.
  • Sign up for DOG DAYS at www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/dogdays
  • Make sure to provide verification of disabilities to SSD. You are responsible for providing these documents.
  • If you have a visual impoairment or learning disability that requires textbooks in alternate format, please schedule an appointment with a Disability Management Specialist (DMS) soon after attending Dog Days so that textbook arrangement can be made prior to the start of the semester. (Please note: California Community College L.D. eligibility does not guarantee eligibility at other institutions).
  • All SSD applications/forms are available on the SSD website.


The information on this website is available in alternate formats. Please call our office at (559) 278-2811 to make your request.