Connect with Disability Resources & Services
Welcome new and returning students! We’re excited you’ve chosen Chandler-Gilbert to pursue your higher education, and want to empower you to achieve your career and educational goals. That starts with getting registered for services with our DRS Office through something we call DRS Connect.
If you’re not familiar with this program, or it’s been a while, we’ve provided a quick review for getting started, or restarting your services. If you’ve already completed the steps and are ready to get started, click the DRS Connect button to continue!
In order to receive accommodations/academic adjustments under ADA, a student must have a documented disability and be able to provide a copy of that documentation to the DRS Office. For more information regarding documentation, review MCCCD Documentation Policy Handout.
Another thing to take care of before applying for DRS services is go through the enrollment process — get admitted, take placement tests, and see an academic advisor.
All three placement tests are untimed and offer the option to take them on the same day or spread across several days. If you are in need of academic adjustments for a placement test (Kurzweil, Dragon, etc.), please contact our office directly at 480.857.5188.
Fill out the online application
This application is a series of questions asking you to self-identify and provide our office with the history regarding your disability and any past academic adjustments or services you have received. To access the application, go to DRS Connect, then select the New Student Application blue box.
The online application will ask if you have documentation to upload. If you don’t have an electronic copy of your documentation and no access to a scanner, please fax it to 480-212-0915 or bring a hardcopy directly to our office. We must have documentation on file prior to providing services.
Student Veterans are an exception and will be granted temporary accommodations while waiting for VA documentation.
Register for classes
You have to be registered for classes before we can schedule an Intake appointment. It doesn’t matter at which point in the process you choose to register for your classes, as long as you’re registered before we schedule your Intake.
This appointment usually takes about an hour and is an interactive process that allows us to go over appropriate academic adjustments and how they will be implemented. This is an opportunity to ask the DRS Staff members any questions you may have. Parents, spouses, and other outside agencies involved in your support are welcome to accompany you during the Intake. FERPA and Department release forms must be signed.
If you were registered with us in the past but have been inactive for more than one semester, or are currently registered with another Maricopa College’s DRS Office, please contact our office directly at 480-857-5188.
Accessing DRS Connect
All other continuing students can access their student portal by going to DRS Connect.. You will need your MEID and password, the same one used for all other Maricopa sites. If you encounter difficulties logging in to your account, contact our office right away.
Using Approved Accommodations/Academic Adjustments
Accommodations must be requested every semester for each class you wish to receive. Accommodations are based on individuals diagnosis, the interactive process, course or courses and course modality.
Detailed instructions can be found here:
Students will only be able to schedule tests in DRS Connect if the instructor has submitted a Testing Contract for that class.
Sign in to your DRS Connect account using your MEID and Password. Go to Alternative Testing and complete the request to schedule an exam. If you are unable to schedule an exam through DRS Connect, contact your instructor to request a Testing Contract to be submitted to DRS.
- Your instructor will be emailed a link each time you schedule a test through DRS Connect.
- All DRS tests need to be scheduled in DRS connect with appropriate notice of 3-5-10 days.
- All approved tests will provide students an email.
- Students must take their exams at the campus where the course is offered.
- If you are denied approval, students are responsible to resubmit request as well as get approval from the instructor.
It is crucial to seek help as soon as you start experiencing difficulty. Do not wait until the end of the semester! We are here to support you should you need extra assistance:
- Accommodation/academic adjustment management and DRS Connect concerns through the DRS Office
- Tutoring through the Learning Center
- Personal, academic, and career concerns through Counseling Services
The Disability Resources and Services (DRS) Office
Pecos Campus — Bradshaw Hall 101
Williams Campus - Bluford 104
Pecos campus – Library, 2nd floor
Williams campus – BRID 114 & 115