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Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Accommodation Information

Information Specific to Covid-19: Please note that during this time, the Division of Biological Sciences is working outside of the office (per campus guidelines) to provide support for our students. With this in mind, we will not be providing any in person exams for biology courses until further notice. In order to receive accommodations for a biology course, please accept your Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) electronically via the MyOSD Portal. Once your AFA has been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation from the Biology Liaison with instructions for moving forward with accommodations. 

Per OSD Website: View information regarding COVID-19 and OSD Exam Accommodations

The  Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) is responsible for determining accommodations based on the individual’s current functional limitations. Only students who have been issued an Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) by the OSD may be eligible for exam accommodations. The Division of Biological Sciences OSD Liaison will work directly with the student to facilitate all exam accommodations for undergraduate courses offered by the Division. The division adheres to Academic Senate policy to make accommodations.

Students must schedule their biology course exams with the Biology OSD Liaison. If the student decides to take the exam in class or if the instructor elects to handle exam accommodations directly, the Biology OSD Liaison is not expected to provide any exam accommodations.

Our office requires a minimum of 3 business days to process biology exam requests. If students delay in submitting their AFA letters to our office, exam accommodations will not be guaranteed.

For more information, please review the Division of Biological Sciences OSD Procedures.

OSD Liaison Contact Info

NOTICE: At this time, the Division of Biological Sciences OSD office is conducting all work remotely. There is no in-person (walk-ins) advising and the phone lines are not available. If you need further assistance, please send an email to


Pacific Hall 1128
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0348


(858) 534-0557

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 
8am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm

No appointment necessary;
Walk-ins welcome