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Disability Services for Students

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Disability Services for Students (DSS) believes CCRI experiences should be accessible by all to the greatest extent possible. When academic experiences present barriers, accommodations may be necessary. Here you will find information on how to connect with DSS and learn about the services we offer for students. 

Getting Started with DSS

The Disability Services for Students (DSS) Office at the Community College of Rhode Island is the College’s designated agent for determining eligibility, facilitating access, and coordinating accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Students requesting adjustments, accommodations, or services related to a disability should register with the DSS Office to determine eligibility. 

Students at CCRI can connect with the DSS Office via our  New Student Application at any point in the semester or their college career.  As a college student, you will need to self identify in order to receive academic accommodations. Please click on the New Student Application link above to connect with us and find out what type of documentation is needed to register with DSS.

DSS Transition Days: An Orientation for New DSS Students

To support you as you transition to college, DSS is hosting DSS Transition Days: An Orientation for New DSS Students

Join us August 28-30 to kickstart your college experience and get ready for your first semester! 

Registration for this event is required and spots are limited. Please click here to register!

Transitioning from High School to College

You will find valuable information by clicking on the Transitioning from High School to College link above.

Accuplacer/RI Promise Reduced Course Load

If you would like to set up a meeting with a DSS Coordinator to discuss potential accommodations for the Accuplacer, please send an email to [email protected] and someone will assist you with this process.

For RI Promise/Reduced Course Load Accommodation, please follow the steps above for New Student Application and a coordinator will contact you to set up an appointment.

Virtual Information Drop-In Sessions

DSS is happy to answer questions during Virtual Information Drop-In sessions on a first-come, first-served basis.  You can use this time to ask questions about how to register with DSS, services we offer, how to set up an appointment for accommodations, etc. 

Please be aware that an intake appointment cannot be held during a virtual drop-in, however we can schedule that appointment for you during this time.

Use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to chat with a DSS Coordinator!

Drop in sessions in the morning begin at 10am, and in the evening begin at 6pm.  You can login during anytime on the scheduled day. Please click on the link below to sign in:

Morning Sessions

10am - 11am

Evening Sessions




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