Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services is dedicated to helping students with documented disabilities access all of the educational opportunities and services offered by the College. 

There are significant differences in how students obtain accommodations in college than in high school. Academic accommodations are not automatically put in place; students must be self advocates and request services.  Students who wish to obtain accommodations for their classes must:

  1. Make an appointment for an orientation to Disability Support Services (DSS) by calling 443-412-2402 or visiting DSS in the Student Center
  2. Set up an orientation appointment for a time after they have secured documentation of their disability
  3. Complete orientation and submit current documentation from a qualified professional that meets our HCC guidelines
  4. Schedule an appointment with DSS to obtain accommodation memos
  5. Set up a meeting with their instructors to provide each instructor with these memos

Once registered with DSS, students will be assigned to a DSS advisor.  The DSS assigned advisor will assist in developing an educational plan that considers the impact of the disability on educational and career plans.  Appointments with the assigned DSS advisor are required for DSS Orientations, academic and career advising, and to pick up Accommodation Memos. 

Parents and family members of students with disabilities are invited to participate in a Parents Connect Orientation Session.  Designed for all new Harford parents, this program will familiarize you with Harford Community College and everything we have to offer. Parents will have the opportunity to get questions answered as well as gain valuable information to assist you in supporting your student. More information is available on the Parents pages of our website or by contacting parent@harford.edu.