Criteria for Documentation

Any student with a disability must provide documentation by a licensed health care professional who is qualified in the diagnosis of the disability and is currently or recently associated with the student and can verify the disabling condition.

The diagnosis must reflect the student's present level of functioning as it relates to the major life activity affected by the disability. The documentation must also include recommendations regarding effective academic accommodations to equalize this student's educational opportunities at the post-secondary level, that is, describe the services or accommodations needed for fulfillment of course requirements.

For more specific information, see our pages below on documentation for Students with Learning Disabilities and Students with Psychological and/or Attentional Disabilities.

The student must present the verified documentation to the Office of Student Special Services prior to receiving accommodations and/or services.

The cost of obtaining professional verification is the student's responsibility. 

Learning Documentation

Psychological Documentation