OSD Accommodations


Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for accommodations. The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) determines reasonable accommodations based on the student’s current functional limitations. Only students who have been issued an Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) Letter by the OSD are eligible for accommodations. 

The Electrical and Computer Engineering OSD Liaison and faculty will work directly with the student to help facilitate exam accommodations for all ECE courses offered.




Requesting for Accommodation Checklist

    STEP 1: Obtain AFA Letter

    • Obtain an Authorization For Accommodation (AFA) letter from the OSD Office
    • Students must contact the instructor and TA's at least 120 university business hours (or 5 business days), excluding holidays and weekends, in advance to SET UP accommodation arrangements

    STEP 2: Exam Scheduling

    Send an exam scheduling request email to the OSD Liaison at least 5 business days before the regularly scheduled exam. Send the request email to Jade Moneda (jamoneda@eng.ucsd.edu) with the following:

    Copy (CC): Instructor and TA(s) for the course

    Subject: Term - Class Number - Accommodation Exam # (Your Last Name)

    • Example: WI16 - ECE 25 - Accommodation Exam #1 (Prado)
    Body of Email: Include your name, ECE course number, section number (ie., A00 or B00), name of the instructor, day and time of the regularly scheduled exam. Additionally, please include if the exam is going to be online or in-person.

    STEP 3: Inform the Instructor

    • After scheduling your exam, inform your instructors of exam arrangements that have been made with the Department Liaison

    STEP 4: Exam Day

    • On the day of the exam, you must arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time

    IMPORTANT: For your exam to be scheduled, please make sure you follow all instructions listed above.


    1. Email requests at least 5 business days in advance.
    2. Exams administered by the Department Liaison must be between 8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.
    3. Students will not get extra time on their exams if they are late. The exam time begins at the scheduled start time. There are no exceptions.
    4. Please come to the exam 10 minutes prior. Students are responsible for bringing all the items they need for the exam.
    5. The ECE Department will be strictly adhering to all procedures and regulations put forth by OSD.
    6. The integrity of scholarship is strictly enforced. Anyone in violation of academic integrity standards will be subject to all the provisions outlined in the Student Conduct Code.

    Questions or Concerns? Please contact us through vac.ucsd.edu



    Instructors will receive Authorization for Accommodation (AFA) letters electronically on or after the first day of instruction. AFA letters should be considered valid only if they are generated from the following address: no-reply@osd.ucsd.edu. Questions should be directed to the academic department liaison or osdafa@ucsd.edu. Students are responsible for discussing specific accommodation arrangements with instructors and liaisons.