Eligibility and Applying for Services

Who is Eligible for Access Services?

Any Moorpark College student with a disability that has a negative impact on his/her educational achievement may be eligible, and is encouraged, to apply for ACCESS services. The disability may be a visible one, such as vision, hearing, or mobility, or it may be an invisible disability such as dyslexia or another type of learning disability, an attention disorder, a chronic health issue, or a speech or psychological disorder. In order for ACCESS to authorize services, an appropriate professional must verify the disability in writing. This could be a letter from your physician, a private or school psychologist's report, or authorization from another professional trained to diagnose the disability.

In addition, any Moorpark College student who suspects they might have a disability that has never been previously assessed may request an appointment with an ACCESS Specialist to discuss the possibility of further evaluation.

Why Does ACCESS Offer These Services?

Moorpark College and ACCESS are devoted to the democratic ideal of making higher education accessible to all. We recognize the value of student diversity and we are committed to providing a campus climate conducive to the success of all students. In addition, we support both the spirit and the letter of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that guarantees every person with a disability equal access to all educational programs and activities offered by the College.

How Do I Apply for ACCESS?

Drop in or call ACCESS at (805) 378-1461 and make an appointment with one of our ACCESS Specialists. You may be asked to complete an Intake Interview about your disability so we can make sure you see the right person.

*If you are not already enrolled at Moorpark College, we will help you complete and submit a College Application and an ACCESS Application.
*If you already know you have a disability, bring any paperwork you have that will help us verify and understand your special needs.
*If you have a learning disability, bring your last school IEP (if available) and the psychologist's evaluation with all the test scores.
*If you think you might have an undiagnosed learning, attention, or psychological disability, let us know what your concerns are.