Paul L. Foster Success Center

Office of Access and Learning Accommodation

You have chosen to continue your education at a school with a long history of inclusion of students with disabilities. The Office of Access and Learning Accommodation (OALA) creates an encouraging, supportive, and caring environment where students with disabilities feel they are accepted and valued as individuals. This is achieved by showing compassion, patience, and open-mindedness as well as through teaching responsibility.

Welcome to our New Students!

The Office of Access and Learning Accommodation (OALA) is excited to meet you. Our office and Baylor University are committed to ensuring equal access in all aspects of the college experience for students with disabilities in all of Baylor’s programs, including those taking courses online. Accommodations can include any changes, modifications, equipment, or services requested by students because of their disability—that includes classroom, housing, meal plan or mobility needs.

Prospective students and their families have the opportunity to connect with OALA virtually as well. Schedule a virtual meeting or call us at 254-710-3605. You can also watch our information video to find out more information on the services we provide and find help on how to register!

You can follow the process to request accommodations or services. We encourage you to start the registration process as soon as possible. Certain accommodations can take a few weeks to put into place. The sooner we can start working with you on an accommodation plan, the more likely it will be in place by the time you need it. This helps us accommodate the large numbers of new students each fall. Even if you are unsure about using accommodations, you can establish eligibility now, so accommodations can be implemented quickly should you need them. 

NOTE: We ask that you please wear a mask while inside at OALA. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, the average length of time it will take to hear back is one to two weeks or around 10-14 days after you submit your application materials. The last day to request services for the Fall 2021 semester is November 5th.

Things to do now:

  • Visit www.baylor.edu/orientation for more information about your overall Orientation experience. Be sure to complete the Foundations online modules before your advising appointment.
  • Download the Navigate App in your App Store today for appointment reminders, timely information about holds, and your class schedule. It’s the easiest way to Navigate your path to Baylor success!