New Students

If a new student or transfer student would like to arrange for services and make use of accommodations, they must be registered with the Disability Access Services Office. To do this, a student must:

  1. Complete a New Student Application. Use your NMSU user name and passphrase to log in to complete the application.
  2. After submitting your application, you will receive an email from our system confirming receipt of your application and that provides a link that will allow you to upload supporting documentation of your disability. If you do not have existing documentation, provide your healthcare practitioner with a Verification Form for completion and submit that form as supporting documentation.
  3. Our office will then contact you to set up an intake appointment to discuss your situation and possible accommodations that may be appropriate.
  4. If approved for accommodations, our office will create a user profile for you to access our case management software called AIM (Accessible Information Management) where you will be able to request your accommodation notices to be sent out electronically to your professors. The staff member conducting your intake will guide you on how to send out your notifications for the first time.
  5. Once your Faculty Notification Letters have been sent out to your professors, it is important for you to meet with the individual instructors for each course to discuss and make arrangements for the accommodations.
  6. NOTE: Please request accommodations in a timely manner. It can take up to 10 business days to make a determination from the time our office conducts your intake. Delays in scheduling your intake with our office or in submitting any requested documention may increase that time. 
  7. Please refer to the Current DAS Student Process for steps on requesting your accommodations each subsequent semester.

Please contact our office if you have any questions or need any assistance. Thank you.