Documentation Guidelines

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Documentation requirements vary by situation. Because each person's situation is unique, interested students are encouraged to contact Accessibility Services to discuss their situation and the potential need for accommodations and other resources, and the office will work with them to determine appropriate documentation that will need to be submitted.

Though reporting formats vary, the following information and data are generally recommended:

  • a clear statement of the diagnosed disability and severity of the condition
  • date of diagnosis
  • a list of the major life functions impacted by the disability
  • a diagnostic summary with an indication of how the disability will affect participation in college courses, activities, meals, and/or the residential experience
  • recommended accommodations that are appropriate to address the impact of the disability
  • the name, address, telephone number, and credentials with the signature of the evaluator qualified to make the diagnosis

For more information on the process for requesting reasonable accommodations, please see Requesting Reasonable Accommodations