Disability Resources

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Marymount California University is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive educational environment where students with disabilities have equal access to programs and the opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life.

The Office of Disability Resources works collaboratively with the campus community to empower students with disabilities to achieve success by providing appropriate accommodations and support services while encouraging self-sufficiency and self-advocacy.

Examples of disabilities

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Chronic health (cancer, epilepsy or autoimmune disease)
  • Learning differences (dyslexia, dyscalculia or dysgraphia)
  • Physical (hearing or visual impairments or limit mobility)
  • Psychological (anxiety, bi-polar, depression or post-traumatic stress)
  • Temporary (injury, surgery or short-term medical condition)
  • Traumatic brain injury

Support services are available on request and will be determined on an individual basis, according to the nature of the disability and the individual course requirements.

Typical accommodations 

  • Academic support services and assistance with learning strategies (tutoring, study groups and mentoring)
  • Alternative formats (electronic text, audio or large print)
  • Assistive technology (voice-activated software, smart pens or tablets or exam readers)
  • Auxiliary aids (note-taking services)
  • Housing accommodations (single room, first-floor or modified bathroom facilities)
  • Preferential seating
  • Priority registration
  • Test accommodations (extended time, quiet setting or proctors)

To receive accommodations, students must provide diagnostic documentation from a licensed clinical professional and submit the MCU application for support services.

Application for support services for students with disabilities

Download disability resources brochure


For more information regarding MCU disability policies and procedures, or if you have questions or concerns regarding accessibility for any facility, program or service, please contact:

Laura Niemiec
Director of Disability Resources
Cecilia Hall 218
30800 Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 303-7367



Disability Resources
Laura Niemiec
Director of Disability Resources
(310) 303-7367

Office hours
Monday – Friday
9am to 5pm