Whether you’re considering attending WSU or a current student, here’s how to get started with Access Services.
Current students are encouraged to register with Access Services at any time when they are experiencing disability related barriers in the campus environment.
New and transfer students should register as soon as possible after they are accepted to WSU and registered for classes.
To start receiving accommodations, here’s how you register with Access Services:
- Complete the Access Services Registration Form
- Submit supporting documentation with registration form
- Schedule a Welcome Meeting with Access Services to identify disability-related barriers and appropriate access solutions
Documentation is confidential information from an appropriately qualified health or other service professional who is knowledgeable about your condition. This professional might be a therapist, doctor, rehabilitation counselor, audiologist, nurse practitioner, or mobility specialist.
Documentation can vary in length and format, but it should focus on the ways the condition currently affects you, especially in an academic setting.
Below are some examples of useful documentation:
- Psycho-educational evaluation
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)
- 504 Plan -Vocational Assessment
- Information on previous use of accommodations
- Statement from health or service provider
- Mobility assessment
Our team will use this documentation when we meet with you to discuss your experiences and expectations. In this conversation, we want to:
- better understand your experience of your condition
- identify how it impacts you in the academic environment
- make informed decisions to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations
Send Documentation to:
Winona State University
Warrior Success Center- Access Services
Maxwell Hall 314 – P.O. Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987
You can also use the confidential fax line at 507.457.2957.
Your accommodations in college may be considerably different than how it worked in high school.
Compare the difference between high school and college (PDF) so you are prepared.
In most cases, your accommodations will be the similar at WSU.
Please give written permission for your institution’s Disability Services staff to release your records to us.
In addition to academic support from Access Services, student with disabilities may find these campus resources and off-campus organizations helpful.
TRIO Student Support Services
TRIO Student Support Services is a community of support for first-generation, low-income, and students with documented disabilities designed to help students achieve their goals of graduation.
This team provides individualized academic and personal support to further lifelong learning and development.
WSU has handicap spaces to accommodate those individuals who possess a valid Handicap Parking Permit.
Parking on campus requires a WSU parking permit that must be purchased each year.
If you have questions or concerns about handicap parking, contact Parking Services.