Disability Resource Center

Services for Prospective WIU Students

Prospective Student Visits

Prospective student visits are available to students who are interested in learning more about services at DRC. During these visits we offer general information about DRC, explain how to connect with our office, discuss differences between services in high school and those at WIU, and answer your questions. If you are planning to visit the campus and would like to meet with a DRC staff member to learn more about our services, please call 309-298-2512 or email disability@wiu.edu in advance to schedule an appointment with a staff member.

Prospective Student & Parent Inquiries

In addition to prospective student visits, DRC staff members are available to share information about DRC and answer questions by telephone (309-298-2512) or email disability@wiu.edu .

Discover Westerns

DRC is present at all Discover Western events to share information about our department with prospective students and parents. For more information on Discover Western events please visit Discover Western.

Transfer New Student Registration Programs

DRC is present at all Transfer New Student Registration programs to share information about our department with prospective students and parents. For more information on these programs please visit Transfer New Student Registration Programs.

Summer Orientation & Registration

DRC holds a question and answer session at all Summer Orientation & Registration sessions. For more information about these sessions, please visit Summer Orientation & Registration.

Placement Test Accommodations

During Summer Orientation & Registration (SOAR) sessions, students will take placement exams. DRC coordinates accommodations for students on placement exams. If you need placement test accommodations, please contact DRC at 309-298-2512 or disability@wiu.edu well in advance of your SOAR program. For more information on placement exams, please visit Placement Test Accommodations.

Alternative Admissions

WIU has an admission and advising program for students who do not meet the regular admission requirements based on ACT composite scores and grade point averages. This is not a program specifically for students with disabilities and is not a service provided by DRC. For more information about the alternative admission process, please visit Academic Services.

Liaison with DHS/DRS and Referrals to Appropriate Agencies

DRC will help arrange contact with the DHS/DRS. Students have the option to seek services from their home area or from the counselors who are available in Macomb. In addition, DRC will make appropriate referrals to various campus and community sources.

Accessible Housing

Accessible on-campus housing is available. Students interested in receiving housing accommodations must indicate the need for ADA accessibility on their housing application and submit the Housing Accommodation Request Form to DRC. DRC will act as the liaison with University Housing and Dining Services to assure appropriate accommodations.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Info

Disability Resource Center
Memorial Hall 143
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: disability@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2512
Fax: (309) 298-2361