Study Needs Assessments
If you qualify for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) you are required to attend a Study Needs Assessment (SNA); this is an opportunity to discuss your particular situation with a specialist assessor who will make recommendations to your funding body on the support needed for your course, such as assistive software or specialist support.
Before you request an SNA, you will need:
- A DSA1 eligibility letter from your funding body;
- Medical evidence or an educational psychologist report;
- A completed Pre-Assessment Questionnaire;
- A completed Consent for Sensitive Personal Data Processing form.
Once you have all the above, you can fill in this form; our team will then contact you to offer an appointment time.
If you are unable to complete the online form for any reason, please call on 01392 723 880 and we will help you.
Please be aware that if we call you to arrange your appointment the number may be withheld. We will leave you a message if we can't get through, but please call us on 01392 723 880 if you are unsure whether we have rung you.
See Funding your Support for our step by step quide to the DSA/SNA process.
Your assessment is paid through your Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA), and is not means tested. When your funding body confirms you are eligible for DSA and asks you to book an assessment, this is confirmation that your funding body will pay the assessment fee.
- A Full Initial Assessment = £625.00
- Funded Review (approved by your funding body) = £300.00
Exeter Access Centre will charge a single assessment fee, covering all work required for the duration of course study, and applies to all students (both new and existing).
See the DSA Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Fill out this short form online to request you SNA and our team will contact you to offer an appointment time.
If you are a prospective University of Exeter student you should also complete our Prospective Students Form. This lets the university know what support require, and you can also state any requests for accommodation adjustments here.