We provide a professional and friendly assessment service for students who have applied for the Disabled Students Allowance.
Booking your assessment
We provide needs assessments for any student at university, or due to start at university, who have applied for the Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA). You do not need to be a student at Oxford University to have your assessment here. In response to the coronavirus situation, we are currently carrying out needs assessments remotely by phone and/or video conferencing, and would encourage students to have their assessment in this way rather than delay getting support approved and in place.
Assessments can take place Monday to Thursday between 8am and 8pm, and between 8am and 5pm on Fridays during term time. Outside term time, assessments can take place between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. We can usually book you in for a DSA needs assessment within the next week, and always within 10 working days.
To book, please either complete our online booking form or call us on 01865 280013.
The needs assessment is not a test, but an opportunity for you to discuss with a specialist assessor the areas of your studies that you may need support with, and for the assessor to then make recommendations on what support can be provided. The assessment will take up to two hours.
Oxford University Assessment Centre charges an inclusive fee of £600 for needs assessments. The cost of this is paid directly from the DSA funding and covers any additional reviews you may need for the duration of your course. If you need to cancel your assessment with less than 24 hours’ notice, a £60 charge may apply.
Travelling by car
If travelling by car, many people choose to use the city’s park and ride services, which will take you to within a few minutes’ walk of OUAC.
If you prefer to drive directly into central Oxford, a free car parking space can be reserved at the front of the OUAC entrance with prior arrangement (please note the space is only available for the duration of your appointment). You can book the parking space by contacting us in advance by telephone: 01865 280013 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, the nearest public car parks are Worcester Street car park and Gloucester Green car park, which are both a few minutes’ walk away. View directions and charges here.
Travelling by bus or train
Oxford's main bus station is a couple of minutes’ walk away and the city’s train station about half a mile away.