Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)

Oceanside, Building 3000: 760.795.6658


MiraCosta is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities receive appropriate and reasonable accommodations in instructional activities as mandated by federal and state law and by college/district policy. A student seeking an academic accommodation due to a documented disability should request assistance from Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS). The student must present verifying documentation of the disability from a qualified professional as determined by DSPS.

DSPS will assess and document the extent of the student's educational functional limitations. Depending on the educational functional limitations and severity of the disability, DSPS will recommend appropriate accommodations while maintaining academic integrity.

Accommodations may include interpreters or real-time captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing, alternate format materials (such as Braille, large print, or e-text), exam accommodations, note takers, equipment loan, and priority enrollment for matriculated students.  In addition, the department offers an Assistive Computer Lab, learning strategies classes designed for students with learning disabilities, and special noncredit classes for students with intellectual disabilities. All services are designed to help students participate fully in the regular college program.