High School vs. College Accommodations
- In college, the student is responsible for initiating the accommodation process.
- For a smooth transition, contact the Manager of Student Accessibility Services prior to enrollment.
- Provide the manager with documentation and diagnosis from a qualified professional.
- The manager will interview you and read your documentation to make a determination.
- Once a determination is made students receive copies of their accommodation letters.
- It is the student’s responsibility to contact his/her instructors to activate accommodations.
- The manager is available for mediation, and academic support.
- Students need to reactivate the accommodations each semester to continue services.
What documentation is needed and who provides it?
- It is the student’s responsibility to provide documentation for the determination of services.
- Documentation must be certified by a qualified professional in the relevant area of disability: medical doctor, licensed psychologist, or clinical counselor.
- Certified documentation must be written on professional stationery, and signed and dated. See the documentation link.
- Documentation must include the diagnosis of a physical, psychiatric, or learning disability.
- For a learning disability, documentation must include testing results and analysis.
- For a physical disability, documentation must include a description of functional limitations.
- For a psychiatric disability, documentation must include symptoms and specific needs.
- Although not required, suggestions for accommodations related to the disability are helpful.