Students requesting accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids must provide written documentation to the Office of Disability Services on the Brighton Campus or to the Student Engagement Center on the Downtown Campus. Services cannot be provided for a student who does not provide the necessary documentation.
All requests for accommodations should be made at least 30 days in advance of the need. Once documentation is submitted, it will be reviewed in the order it is received, therefore, all requests should be made as early as possible.
Documentation must be written by a licensed or credentialed examiner; which includes a diagnostic statement identifying the disability; a description of the diagnostic methodology; a description of the current functional limitations; a description of the expected duration and progression of the condition; and a rationale and justification for all requested accommodations.
Appropriate documentation may include a relevant psychological evaluation; medical letter/report from a qualified evaluator. Along with a comprehensive evaluation, other helpful documents include an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan. Any and all information received by the college regarding an individual's disability is strictly confidential.
Please find below the recommended guidelines for documenting specific disabilities/medical conditions:
General Guidelines for Documentation
Submit Disability Documentation via Email
Services and accommodations are available to students with temporary disabilities to provide access to campus programs and activities. Temporary disabilities may be a result of an injury, surgery, or short term medical condition. In order to receive accommodations the student is required to self-identify and accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis.
Assistance cannot be provided for tasks of a personal nature such as scribing for homework or assisting with personal home-health care.
ADA TAP is an option for students with disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).
If eligible, ADA TAP allows a qualified student to attend part-time (3 - 11 credits per semester) and receive an adjusted TAP award based on registered credit hours. For further information, please contact the Financial Aid office.