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Student Disability Resource Center

Required Documents

The accommodations granted will depend on the documentation submitted. This includes its support of the diagnosis and how it meets the definition of a person with a disability under the ADA.

What is accepted as documentation?

You must submit documentation from a current treating physician that:

  • is on letterhead;
  • is signed and dated;
  • states a diagnosis or diagnoses;
  • provides support for the diagnosis and how it meets the definition of a person with a disability under the ADA.

Records of Past Accommodations

We will consider records of past accommodations when evaluating your current requests for accommodation. Past information is needed so that we can develop an understanding of how your conditions are likely to impact you. Past records may include, but are not limited to:

  • description of your needs
  • records of past accommodations and services from high school or another college
  • formal psychological or medical evaluations
  • letters from past health, education or service providers

Any past documentation submitted must be completed by a qualified professional (i.e. medical doctor, psychologist, counselor) and typed on letterhead.

Performance Summaries from High School

A Summary of Performance is a document prepared between the high school and the student to aide the student in transition planning, and is not considered acceptable documentation.

Disability-Specific Guides


Learn more about the application process

Complete the Student Application for Accommodations

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