Housing Accommodations

In collaboration with University Housing, the Accessible Education Center (AEC) makes every effort to determine and prescribe housing accommodations for students with documented disabilities who meet the eligibility and verification requirements. 

Students are encouraged to apply for housing and complete AEC’s registration as soon as possible after submitting the Intent to Enroll at SJSU. 

Step 1: Complete the Housing application by the stated Housing deadline. When completing the application student’s room preference should reflect their choice in room disregarding their accommodation room preference. 

For example, if not for the accommodation, a student would have selected a double occupancy residence. 

Step 2: Register with AEC by completing our online application. Students are required to submit documentation verifying their disability. AEC’s Disability Documentation Guidelines site provides details and Verification Forms for treating professional to complete. Please note, the requirement for the Supplemental Housing Verification Form [pdf]

Once the AEC application and appropriate disability documentation has been provided, the AEC will message the student to the email provided in the application with next steps and a link to schedule the “Intake Appointment.”

During the Intake the student and AEC counselor fully engage in the interactive process which provides both the student and AEC counselor an opportunity to discuss eligibility and reasonable and appropriate accommodation(s), if qualified. 

At the conclusion of the Intake, if housing accommodations were prescribed, the AEC will notify housing directly. 


  • University Housing is heavily impacted; Housing will make every effort to provide prescribed housing accommodations. For students with a confirmed space in on-campus housing, if an appropriate space is no longer available, Housing will offer alternative(s), if available. If the alternative(s) are not accepted by the student, the student will be placed at the top of the waitlist for the next room that becomes available that can support prescribed housing accommodation(s). For students waitlisted for a space in on-campus housing, prescribed housing accommodation(s) or alternatives will be provided if housing becomes available. Note: Prescribed housing accommodations do not guarantee on-campus housing. 
  • AEC has no authority in room/building selection. Housing staff will assign rooms to meet prescribed accommodations.
  • AEC has no involvement in roommate selection. Housing staff will assign rooms to meet prescribed accommodation(s). Students can opt to withdraw their requested/prescribed accommodation(s) and select to follow Housing's standard application and request to live with a specific roommate(s).