Disability Support Services/Project Assist

Cumberland County College is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations and related services to ensure equal access to the physical and academic environments for individuals with disabilities.

Disability Support Services is responsible for verifying student eligibility for accommodations. Students must self-identify and must provide appropriate documentation to support the need for services.

Prior to self-identifying to DSS, please apply to the college and arrange for the College Placement Test. Please note: Accommodations are available for the College Placement Test. If you would like to request accommodations for the College Placement Test, you will need to complete Steps 1 and 2 below before scheduling the test date.

How to register for Disability Support Services

Step 1

Obtain up to date copies of your documentation of disability. Submit copies of your disability documentation from your high school (IEP, Learning Evaluation, and Cognitive Evaluation) or from the medical provider who is most familiar with your disability to the DSS office. Please see Documentation of Disability Guidelines 


Step 2

Call DSS at (856) 691-8600 x 1282/x 1445 to make an appointment. At your appointment, bring in documentation (if not already submitted) and be prepared to discuss in what ways your disability may impact you in the physical and/or academic environment. We will complete any necessary accommodation forms for your courses.


Project Assist (PA)

Some students who are entering college for the first time and who have a Specific Learning Disability may be interested in applying for the Project Assist program. Click here to find out if Project Assist is for you.


How to Apply for Project Assist
Step 1

Decide if the Project Assist program is right for you. If Yes, submit documentation and Application. Application deadline: June 1st. If No, Follow steps on how to register for Disability Support Services.


Step 2

Project Assist will contact you for an interview.


Step 3

If eligible and accepted into the Project Assist program, we will schedule an appointment to select courses. DO NOT GO TO A NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION. We will tailor classes to best meet your needs and will enroll you in a specialized section of the First year experience class called, Learning Strategies (FS103).


Step 4

Look for an invitation to our summer orientation (typically the 2nd week in August) and get ready for a great 1st semester!