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Future Otterbein Students

Future Otterbein Students

Students with disabilities who apply to Otterbein University are not required to identify the existence of a disability during the admissions process. It is possible to register with our department at any time during one's college experience; however, it is helpful to connect with Disability Services early to review documentation, discuss needs, and ensure that accommodations are in place in advance of beginning a college career.

Future students (traditional undergraduates, transfer students, adult students, international students, military veterans, and graduate students) are encouraged to explore the university's admission process and speak with Disability Services in advance should questions or concerns surrounding accommodations arise. 

You may contact the various departments within Admission via phone or email:

Undergraduate Admission
p/ 614.823.1500
e/ uotterb@otterbein.edu

Graduate School Admission
p / (614) 823-3210
e / grad@otterbein.edu

Adult and Transfer Student Admission

p / (614) 823-1356
e / cardinalinfo@otterbein.edu

Visiting Disability Services & Otterbein

We are happy to meet with you and highly encourage prospective students to discuss documentation and potential accommodations directly with Disability Services during their college search as it is a valuable part of the process. Please feel free to contact our office to schedule a prospective appointment.

We welcome and encourage parents/family to attend the prospective meeting as we understand that this is an important transition for everyone involved. 

You may also schedule a campus visit through Admission and inform them that you would like our office to be added to your agenda for the day. 

Placement Tests

Disability Services is happy to help facilitate placement test accommodations. If accommodations are needed, please contact Disability Services as soon as possible so we may coordinate any necessary arrangements. 

Additional information about placement tests can be found on the Orientation website

Orientation (SOAR) and Class Schedules

Once incoming first year students solidify their intent to attend Otterbein, the Center for Student Success will send them a survey (typically beginning in March) that helps facilitate scheduling courses for the year. Students are highly encouraged to complete the survey as soon as possible.

We also suggest scheduling the earliest SOAR orientation date that works with your availability to allow yourself time to review your fall and spring course schedules and make changes as necessary.

Please discuss any scheduling needs (spacing out classes due to extended time on tests, later morning classes for medication management, etc.) with Disability Services and inform the Center for Student Success that you will qualify for Priority Registration via email as soon as possible. Student Success will do their best to meet your needs while building your schedule to the extent that they are able. Please keep in mind that class/time availability, major requirements, and athletics may limit flexibility.

You may speak with the Center for Student Success via phone at (614) 823-1624 or email at studentsuccess@otterbein.edu

/ Disability Services

Courtright Memorial Library, 2nd Floor

Office Hours


M - F: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


p / 614-823-1610
f / 614-823-1983


Kera McClain Manley
Assistant Director, Disability Services
Library, Room #228


Kristy Drobney
Academic Support Center
Library, Room #225

Beth Domanik
Administrative Assistant
Academic Support Center
Library, Room #229

Sara Banaie
Testing/Alt Media Coordinator
Library, Room #203