Resources for Parents and Prospective Students

The post-secondary experience is not only unique for students with disabilities, but often affects parents as well. Numerous changes happen going from high school to college, and parents often have many questions about the experiences that lie ahead for their sons or daughters. Below are informative resources to help you and your student through the process of entering college.

If your son or daughter used assistive technology in high school, the Assistive Technology page lists the technology resources available at Marquette along with links to other sites with free downloadable programs or information on their technology products that may be useful for college level work.

Check out the Organization and Information Resources page which includes links to a very helpful Office of Civil Rights publication on high school to college transition, along with a link to a humorous, but informative piece from the University of Montana, "Toto, I Have a Feeling We're Not in High School Anymore."

How to Arrange Academic Accommodations at Marquette

Once you are officially enrolled as a student at Marquette and you have a disability, you may be eligible to receive assistance (accommodations) to enable you to participate in all university functions the same as your peers.  In order to receive accommodations, students must follow the process summarized below. 

  1. Provide appropriate documentation to the Office of Disability Services (ODS). Documentation forms available here.
  2. Meet with an ODS Representative each semester PRIOR to the need for requested accommodations.
  3. Identify in that meeting the courses for which accommodations are requested.
  4. Deliver accommodations letters provided by the ODS Representative to each instructor.
  5. Discuss classroom needs with the instructor..

Some common academic accommodations include:

For a more detailed description of the accommodations process, see our official Policies and Procedure Document. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office for assistance.


Our Mission

Marquette University's Office of Disability Services is dedicated to providing equal access within the classroom setting, through the determination of appropriate accommodations, for students with documented disabilities. ODS promotes accessibility awareness through collaboration with campus partners, the development of student self-advocacy, and through consultation with the broader community. Guided by the university's mission, we strive to support the Marquette community in their efforts to educate all students on campus.