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Student Support at Cumberland

Department of Special Services (DSS)

​​​​​​​​​​Rowan College of South Jersey at Cumberland is committed to ensuring equal access to all physical and academic environments.

If you believe you are eligible for accommodations or special services, the Department of Special Services (DSS) is the place to begin.  You'll need to self-identify your need for special services and provide appropriate documentation to our office.

But first, please apply to the college and arrange 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 Special Services

Step 1

Complete the Self-Report Form

Note: this is for first-time or new students only

Before moving to Step 2, students must follow the procedures in the appropriate checklist below to gather the information they will need to provide in Step 2:

If necessary, gather additional documentation by consulting the following: Medical Professional's Documentation Form.

Step 2

To make an appointment, call or email:

Meredith Vicente
Senior Director of DSS
(856) 200-4688
[email protected]
Dotty Perna
Technical Assistant III
(856) 200-4686
[email protected]
Carol Varallo
Disability Support Specialist
[email protected]

When coming in for your appointment, be sure to bring the documentation gathered in Step 1 above (if not already submitted) and be​ prepared to discuss in what ways your self-identified condition may impact you in RCSJ-Cumberland's physical and/or academic environment(s). Together we will complete any necessary accommodation forms for your courses.

Resources for Students Registered with DSS​