Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)

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Dear Student:

Welcome to Santa Barbara City College and Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS).

We are committed to creating an accessible learning community where individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue their educational goals. We strive to empower students, foster independence, and promote achievement through self-advocacy.

DSPS is responsible for arranging reasonable accommodations for all qualified students with a documented disability. The process for obtaining reasonable accommodations is an interactive one that begins with the student’s disclosure of his/her disability. 

We look forward to supporting your success!

Jana Garnett, Director


How to Apply for DSPS services:

Step 1:

Obtain detailed documentation of your disability from a licensed professional OR from  your high school.

Step 2:

Make an appointment to meet with a DSPS Specialist to review your documentation and discuss reasonable accommodations.

Please call us at (805) 730-4164 to schedule a meeting.

Step 3:

Bring your disability documentation to your DSPS appointment.

We are located in Room 160 of the Student Services building.

To request the release of DSPS disability documents to another college please contact our office 805.965-0581 ext. 2364


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