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Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Accommodation Information

Information Specific to Covid-19: 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. If you prefer to submit a hard copy AFA to the Biology OSD Liaison, please send an email to to set up an appointment.

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 School 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 School of Biological Sciences OSD Procedures.

OSD Liaison Contact Info

NOTICE: The Biology OSD Liaison will have in-person office hours available on Wednesday. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email the Liaison. There are no walk-ins and the phone line is only available on Wednesday. If you need immediate assistance, please send an email to


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


(858) 534-0557

Office Hours

In-person Appointment Only:

Available Online:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday