Documentation Guidelines

Students seeking accommodations need to provide appropriate recent documentation of a diagnosed disability or impairment from a qualified, diagnosing professional.

Documentation must be “current.”

  • For psychiatric/psychological, medical, sensory or other health diagnoses: completed within the last six months 
  • within the last three years  

Requests for accommodations must be relevant and applicable to the student’s current diagnosis. The documentation criteria are as follows:

  • A letter or report written on official letterhead, signed by an evaluator who is qualified to diagnosis the student's disability/impairment which includes:
      • Evaluator's license/certification, date of last appointment, diagnosed disability/impairment with DSM/ICD codes, list of test instruments in evaluation, any related history, functional limitations, and recommend supportive reasonable accommodations.

Documentation does not carry over from high school to college. Please refer to the Procedure for Obtaining Accommodations tab for information on the formalized process of pursuing accommodations through Disability Support Services. 

Please note: A high school 504 plan and IEP are K-12 documents, though the accommodations contained within may be applicable in the collegiate setting. If submitting an IEP or 504 plan, please also include a recent letter, report, or the Medical Verification Form* from the diagnosing provider in addition. 

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