Documentation legitimizes a student's request for accomodations and typically includes but is not limited to:
- a clear diagnosis from a qualified professional
- description of evaluation methods
- current limitations
- stability of disability
- description of current/past accomodations
- medications and possible side effects
- possible accomodations needed
Eligibility at USF is based upon the nature of the disability and its impact on learning. Documentation should be current, within the last 3 years, and be done by a qualified, impartial professional. However, documentation which is older than 3 years may be considered if the diagnosis is not affected by maturation, time, or coping strategies. Some disabilities may require yearly updates if the disability changes.
For further documentation clarification, plese review the Policy and Procedure Manual for Disability Support Services or contact Tricia Bugajski, Director, Student Academic Support Services. The manual is available in the Student Learning Center.