Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies students with disabilities who attend the University.

We work with students, staff and faculty to encourage a learning and community environment of equal access, diversity, inclusion and reasonable accommodation by:

• Determine accommodations based on each students’ unique needs

• Provide support and resources for students and instructors

• On-going support for students who have concerns regarding their disability or accommodations

• Help students navigate the funding process with Provincial and Federal Governments to apply for service and equipment grants

• Training and education on assistive technology for reading, focus, talking notes, or obtaining accessible textbooks

What you need to know

To access academic accommodations, you must register with our office by completing our registration form. Students must also provide recent documentation from a healthcare professional which includes your diagnosis, the effect it has on your learning, and recommended accommodations. As this documentation should be no more than 1-5 years old, you may wish to check the documentation requirements and take steps to update your documentation before you arrive.

Students with permanent disabilities may be eligible to access the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities to pay for services such as tutors or note-takers, and equipment such as a computer or assistive technology. To learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process, please contact your Province or Territory’s student financial assistance office. This is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of before you arrive.


Students registering with Accessibility Services are required to complete our Client Profile Registration Form and then schedule an appointment with an advisor so that we can determine how our team can best support you during your studies


Please submit a Test Accommodation Request Form for each test at least 7 days in advance of your test so we can work with your faculty to ensure your eligible accommodations are applied.


Are you registered with MSVU Accessibility Services and have been identified as an individual with a perceptual disability? Do you require an e-text of your course textbook? More information on how to source an e-text



Due to the present situation surrounding COVID-19, all face-to-face examinations scheduled on campus are now being held online. Course instructors will be making arrangements for final assessments and will communicate to students. If you require an accommodation for your FINAL EXAM, please fill out the Final Exam Accommodations Request Form by November 15 – link now closed.


If you require a notetaker, we provide faculty with this note to read to your class. Please follow up with your professor for assistance with finding a notetaker. Additionally, you may find a notetaker on the Student Union Notetaker Portal. If you have difficulty securing a note taker, please email



Are you participating in a practicum and require accommodations? Please let us know and book an appointment so that we can discuss what you need for a successful practicum