Initial Meeting with SAS


STEP 1. SEND required documents to the SAS office, directly

Marymount University
Student Access Services (SAS) 
c/o Center for Teaching and Learning 
2807 North Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22207
703-284-6485 (fax)

To expedite this step of the process, please review the disability documentation requirements linked above before contacting SAS for an appointment.

An IEP is typically not sufficient by itself to approve accommodations.  Documentation needs to provide information regarding the condition which defines the impairment, the degree to which the student is impaired and the manner in which that student is impaired.  This detail is usually found within a psychoeducational evaluation and/or other supporting medical records (i.e., neuropsych report).

As described in the SAS "Extended Policies" section, some accommodation requests (i.e., housing, support animals) will require the student to submit additional forms and disability documentation. (i.e., updated doctor's letter, animal vaccination records) to SAS and/or other appropriate MU departments, as noted in the extended policies

STEP 2. Schedule intake meeting with SAS : 

  • Submitting documentation does not automatically register a student with SAS. Students must schedule and attend an intake meeting, to determine eligibility for services and to discuss what accommodations would be most reasonable and appropriate at Marymount.
  • Intake meetings take about 1 hour and can be conducted on campus, over the telephone, or via Skype video call, upon request. Students may wish to bring a parent or advocate with them to this meeting.

At the end or after the intake meeting: 

  • Students who have been approved by the SAS office for academic accommodations will receive a Faculty Contact Sheet (FCS), MU's official letter of academic accommodations. 
  • The FCS consists of two pages.  The first page lists supports and accommodations specific to each student. This first page is signed by the Director of SAS and the student.
  • The second page of the FCS is signed by the student and each faculty member, after they review page one and discuss how the accommodations will be implemented.
  • Both pages of the signed FCS need to be returned to the SAS office each semester.
HOW TO SCHEDULE A MEETING (with the SAS office):

SCHEDULING INSTRUCTIONS: After you log-in to Canvas,

  • Select the "Starfish" tab from the menu,
  • Click on the "Services" link (on the top),
  • Scroll down to Student Access Services and click the schedule appointment link.
  • Reserve an open date and time.
Use Firefox Mozilla or Google Chrome as your web browser, when using Canvas, in order to ensure your access to Starfish.

Please contact the CTL front desk support staff, if you are having difficulty with scheduling your appointment online: 703-284-1538,, or use the scheduling kiosk at the CTL front desk in Rowley Hall G105. For technical Starfish questions, e-mail the Starfish Administrator,
HOW TO GET YOUR FCS (letter of accommodations)
Please send a request for letters to or walk in to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), in Rowley G105 during normal business hours.

Every semester, it is the student’s responsibility to:
  • obtain a currently-dated FCS from SAS
  • meet with each professor to share their FCS
  • discuss approved accommodations and how they will be implemented
  • obtain faculty signature on the second page
  • return signed FCS (both page one and page two) to the CTL 
Students who are concerned about their ability to communicate with their professor(s) may seek consultation from the SAS office. 

Sven Jones, MPM, MA, MA

Director - Student Access Services

Maureen Dour

Learning Specialist - Access Services

Student Access Services

Phone: (703) 284-1538
Fax: (703) 284-6485

Office Location

Rowley Hall, G105