Disability Support Services (DSS)

DSS Mission

Our mission is to provide you with an inclusive, fully accessible, and engaging educational environment that empowers student success through innovative accommodations, programs, services, training and partnerships with students, educators, and the community.

DSS Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Our SLOs are statements that clearly identify what DSS wants our students to be able to do, or be able to demonstrate, upon completion of a course, an appointment or a service.

Requesting Accommodation

Students talk to his/her professors and use academic accommodations and services in their classes.

Students develop and use skills to solve problems.

Steps to Apply for DSS Services

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  1. Be a Southwestern College student with a disability that can be verified 
  2. Complete and submit both the DSS Application and the Disability Verification FormApplication form (Spanish) (PDF) Disability Verification Form (Spanish). 
  3. If you recently graduated high school and received specialized services, click here to complete the High School Consent to Release Confidential Information form (PDF).

These forms are also available at the following locations:

  • Chula Vista Campus: Disability Support Services, Room S108 
  • Higher Education Centers at San Ysidro, National City or Otay Mesa 

When DSS receives the above documentation you will be contacted to schedule an appointment with a DSS specialist to discuss appropriate accommodations and academic programs.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m - 6:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Weekends Closed