Office of Student Life

Disability Services

AIM Instructions for SLDS-Registered Students

Students registered with Disability Services use AIM to generate their Course Accessibility Letters and make accommodation requests each semester for Columbus campus courses:

  • AIM will directly email your instructors a copy of your Course Accessibility Letter after you submit your requests in each course. You will receive a copy via email as well. 
  • Students can now schedule their accommodated exams at Disability Services using the online Alternative Testing Module. This module replaces the paper "proctor sheet." 

NOTE: To ensure that you do not miss important emails sent via AIM, we encourage you to either:

  1. Add the domain "" to your safe sender list (click here for Outlook 365 instructions), or
  2. Regularly check your junk mail folder.

View/Download Instructions for AIM:

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General Reminders and Clarifications:

  • AIM is only used for Columbus campus courses. Please contact your Access Specialist if you plan on transferring campuses or taking classes at multiple campuses. Note that some online OSU courses are associated with regional campuses. Your Access Specialist can assist in sending your information to the corresponding Ohio State regional campus office.
  • For some common courses, accommodation requests are managed partially or entirely by a course coordinator instead of the instructor.  It is important for you to know these contacts and follow up as needed with them. Please review the Common Courses - Contact List page for more information.
  • When logging into AIM for the first time, don’t forget to sign your e-agreements. You won’t be able to see your courses or generate your letters until you have done so.
  • SLDS letters are now customizable by course. When generating your Course Accessibility Letters, only select the accommodations that you are actually requesting in each course. Depending on the design of the course, you may only need to utilize some of your approved accommodations.
  • You are still required to meet with your instructors, discuss your accommodation requests with them and follow any applicable procedures (as described in detail in the Student Handbook).
  • For scheduling exams at SLDS, our deadlines remain the same. 
    • Quizzes/midterms before week 3: submit ASAP
    • Quizzes/midterms occurring week 3 or later: 1 week in advance
    • Finals held during the University’s Finals Week (4/22-4/28): Wednesday, March 25
    • Finals held outside of Finals Week: 1 week in advance