New Student Intake Form

When you first register with Student Accessibility Services, you will complete a New Student Intake Form (NSIF). This helps us plan your first appointment and helps us maintain accurate records of the assistance we are providing.

We also require documentation of your disability. See our Documentation Guidelines


What qualifies as a disability?

University of Guelph policy states that students must have a disability to register with SAS. Examples include:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Hearing and vision impairments
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Dexterity or mobility impairments
  • Acquired brain injuries
  • Psychological/emotional disabilities


SAS uses the term "disability" according to the Ontario Human Rights Code and the funding programs that make our services possible.


The following are not considered disabilities, and SAS does not provide services for them:

  • Common ailments such as the flu or a cold
  • Family responsibilities
  • Religious observances
  • Employment obligations

If you have questions about these kinds of barriers to your academics, you should speak with your instructors and/or your program counsellor.