Initial Determination

For accepted undergraduate applicants, including those who have received likely letters, Princeton University offers a procedure to assess initial accommodation needs before matriculation. To initiate this process, admitted undergraduates must complete a Request for Accommodations Form through the Accommodate portal, along with providing current documentation that aligns with Princeton's criteria. You may add a random nine digit number in place of the required PU ID.

These documents must be submitted by April 5th to ensure an initial eligibility determination for requested accommodations by April 29th. The feasibility of providing an initial determination depends on the documentation meeting the specified criteria and the timeliness of the review request.

It is essential for students to adhere to the April 5th deadline, as failing to submit a request by this date or providing documentation that does not meet the outlined requirements will result in a lack of initial determination by April 29th. The initial determination will address accommodation needs based on the document review, but a mandatory on-campus intake interview is necessary to gather additional information that may influence the final accommodations. Any appeals will follow the standard grievance process.

Documentation Requirements:

Clinical documentation that is complete and timely provides the basis for decisions on appropriate accommodations for eligible students. Students requesting academic accommodations need to register with ODS and submit documentation prepared by a qualified evaluator that identifies and substantiates the disability, articulates the functional limitations that are a result of the disability and demonstrates the need for accommodations. Visit our page on documentation requirements for more information.

Things to submit to ODS on or before April 5th:

  1. Completed Request for Accommodations Form
  2. Documents that align with Princeton's criteria can be submitted either by uploading them to the Accommodate portal or by emailing them to [email protected]