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Welcome to Caltech Accessibility Services for Students (CASS). Caltech is committed to maintaining a diverse academic community, and welcoming individuals with a broad spectrum of talents and experiences to its campus and programs. Students with disabilities, actively participating in all aspects of the Caltech experience, are an essential part of that diversity.

CASS will make every reasonable effort to provide academic adjustments and other reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified students with known disabilities, consistent with Caltech’s obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Our goal is to ensure that our students receive equal access to all Institute programs and services. To that end, we seek to balance the student's right to access with our obligation to protect the integrity of Institute programs and services.

Please note: we serve all of Caltech’s students, both undergraduate and graduate students.


If you are a continuing student currently registered with CASS, and you wish to have the same housing accommodations as you did in 2018-19, please let us know by March 15th, 2019.  If you do not wish to have these accommodations, please let us know that as well. 

If you are a continuing student who plans to request new or different housing accommodations, please submit the appropriate documentation from your non-Caltech provider, and an updated registration form by March 15th, 2019.  

*Recently admitted students will be contacted before matriculation with a separate deadline.

Please remember that emotional support animals must be renewed every year.

Information about the registration process and relevant forms can be found below.

We hope you will contact us if you have any questions.


Undergraduate Students:

Graduate students:

How to register with CASS:

1. Complete the CASS Registration Form

2. Complete and sign the Medical Consent Form, and give it to your licensed medical provider

3. Submit the relevant documentation, completed by licensed medical provider

4. Request a meeting with CASS to discuss reasonable accommodation. 

Email or  626.395.6352 (undergraduates)/626.395.6346 (graduate students)

Forms and/or Instructions for:

Medical Disability Documentation Form

Emotional Support Animal Request  - Agreement

Learning Disabilities 

Psychological Disabilities 

Temporary Disabilities

Allergy Form

Dietary Restrictions Form

Additional Resources: