Office of Accessibility Resources and Services

Documentation Criteria

Documentation for Academic Accommodations should meet the following guidelines:

1. Appear on official letterhead and be typed, signed, and dated by a qualified, licensed professional who is credentialed in the area related to the diagnosed condition for which the accommodation is being requested.

2. Provide a diagnosis, including symptoms related to the student’s disability or condition. Please include a history of diagnosis, including duration, stability, and/or progression of the condition.

3. Provide recent objective findings, test scores, and/or clinical observations used to determine the diagnosis of the student’s disability, the student’s functional limitations, and the student’s current need for accommodation(s).

4. Describe any functional limitations, as they related to the diagnosed condition, and how they will be supported by specific academic accommodations.

5. Identify current medications the student is taking, as well as any side effects currently experienced by the student.

6. Any treatments, medications, and/or assistive devices/services currently prescribed or in use should include a description of the mediating effects and potential side effects of such treatments.

7. Recommendations: Recommendations should be directly linked to the impact or functional limitations associated with the disability, or medication prescribed to control symptoms, and include a clear rationale based on the level of impairment.


Click HERE for a copy of the documentation criteria for academic accommodations.