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General Guidelines for Accommodation Documentation

To receive accommodations through Student Disability Services, you must first provide documentation establishing the presence of a substantially limiting condition and describing its current impact on your academic success. This information is essential to the process of identifying possible accommodations. A clinical diagnosis is not synonymous with a disability and may not be adequate to determine if reasonable accommodations can be determined.

General criteria for documentation includes the following:

  • The documentation must be prepared by a professional (unrelated to the student) who is licensed to practice within a field directly related to, and associated with, the student’s condition
  • Be printed on either official stationery and include printed name, contact information, and signature of the provider.
  • Include a clear statement of diagnosis identifying the disability and describe by what means the condition was diagnosed 

If the supporting documentation submitted is not adequate to validate the existence of a disability, The Director of Student Disability Services reserves the right to request updated assessments or additional evaluations.

Direct questions and concerns to Julianne M. Miranda, Interim Director of Student Disability Services and Associate Dean of Academic Life; Student Disability Services; Memorial Student Union Building, Suite 200, 408 S. Locust Street, Greencastle, IN 46135; Phone: 765-658-6267; FAX: 765-658-4021; E-Mail: studentdisabilityservices@depauw.edu