Student Documentation Requirements
Students requesting accommodations should provide supportive documentation regarding
Submission of documentation is only one part of the interactive process during which
accommodations will be determined. The staff in the Supportive Services Office will
work with students to determine individualized accommodations that are appropriate
for the college setting. These may differ from the recommendations in the documentation
or the accommodations a student received in High School.
Disability related documentation should provide information on the functional impact
of the disability so that effective accommodations can be identified. Criteria for
the source, scope and content of documentation differs by disability type. Documentation
may include assessments, reports, and/or letters from qualified evaluators, professionals,
or institutions. Common sources of documentation are health care providers, psychologists,
diagnosticians, and/or information from a previous school.
Suggested Documentation Elements:
- Typed on letterhead, dated, and signed by a qualified professional.
- Diagnostic Statement with any related diagnostic methodology (diagnostic criteria
- Functional limitations or symptoms. (Limitations inform which accommodations are appropriate.)
- Severity and/or expected progression.
- Current medication(s) and any related side-effects.
- Current and/or past accommodations.
- Any recommended accommodations.
Personal needs such as assistance with meals, homework, toileting, personal hygiene,
mobility training etc. are the exclusive responsibility of the student. Other items
that are not considered reasonable accommodations under the law include, but are not
limited to, modification of test contents and waiving essential course or program