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Documentation Guidelines

Documentation is necessary to establish and support the need for accommodations. Please note that illegible or unreadable documentation can delay the eligibility process.

Documentation must be current (less than 5 years old) and should include:

  • A diagnostic statement identifying the specific disability.
  • A description of diagnostic tests and/or criteria used. Results of standardized tests and a narrative should also be included.
  • Credentials of diagnosing physician/professional.
  • An explanation of the functional limitations of the disability on learning or other major life activities and the degree to which it impacts the student.
  • A statement indicating medications, treatments or any Adaptive Technology currently prescribed or used.
  • A description of any accommodations used at the secondary or post-secondary level.

An Individual Educational Program (IEP) or 504 Plan may be useful but by itself will not be accepted to establish the need for accommodations.

Documentation will be reviewed in order of receipt. We encourage you to send your documentation well in advance of semester deadlines.

Requests for specific accommodations will be reviewed on an individual case by case basis.