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Each student who is interested in seeking services through the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) should submit updated and current documentation. Understanding the unique nature of disabilities, and their impact on the student seeking accommodations, documentation guidelines will vary on an individual basis. Students must provide OAS staff with documentation that both identifies the disability and its functional limitations & clearly specifies the requested accommodation(s).

Documentation should:

  • Be no older than 3-5 years and ought to include a recent evaluation, by a credentialed professional, who is not a family member.
  • Be typed with the provider’s official letter head, dated, and signed.
  • Ideally be in the form of either psychoeducational or neuropsychological testing.
  • Include Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and/or 504 Plans but must clearly state college appropriate accommodation recommendations. There are cases where IEP/504 plans are not sufficient and additional documentation may be requested after review.

Documentation must:

  • Clearly state the disability diagnosis.
  • Clearly state the functional limitations resulting from the disability.
  • Discuss how these limitations impact academic performance and/or one’s campus/housing experience.
  • Clearly state recommendations for college appropriate accommodation(s). Recommendations should make evident how the disability impacts the student and what accommodations and services are being requested.

Please refer to the listed Documentation Guidelines resources below for more information.

Documentation Guidelines