Disabled Students Programs and Services

The Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) program provides support services, specialized instruction, and authorizes educational accommodations for students with disabilities so that they can participate fully and benefit equitably in their college experience. Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) is developed with each student which links student's goals, curriculum, programs, and academic accommodations.

Academic Accommodations may include accommodated testing, assessment of learning disabilities, specialized counseling, interpreter services for students who are deaf, alternate media, access to adapted computers and software, priority registration and specialized instruction.

DSPS is committed to providing quality support services and specialized instruction, which enable students with verified disabilities to access and participate in all programs at Saddleback College.


Applying for Services

First-time and returning students need to complete three steps to enroll in DSPS.

Step 1

Apply to Saddleback College and get a student ID number. Then complete the application for services (below).

Step 2

Provide Verification of Disability. Examples of acceptable documentation include, but are not limited to:

  • IEP
  • Note from doctor or medical provider
  • Department of Rehabilitation
  • 504 Plan
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Regional Center
  • Psych-educational report
  • Social Security Office Documents

Please attached documentation to the application or email documentation to scdsps@saddleback.edu.

Step 3

Meet with a DSPS counselor.

For appointments, counseling schedules, and drop-ins please email scdsps@saddleback.edu or call 949-582-4885.


Click here to fill out the DSPS Application for Services form.