II. General Regulations

Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities, Guidelines and Procedures

3. Documentation Requirements

Students requesting academic accommodation must provide appropriate documentation satisfactory to the University. The assessment must be comprehensive and reflect the student’s learning needs in a university setting and support the requested accommodation. Specific documentation requirements are as follows:

  1. Documentation for students with learning disabilities must include a current1 psycho-educational assessment report that contains a diagnosis of a learning disability. It must be completed and signed by a registered psychologist or a registered psychological associate to support these requests.

  2. Documentation to support medical or psychological disabilities must be from a qualified professional(s) and include: a statement of the diagnosis and nature of the disability; information on the severity, duration and intensity of the disability; and, whether the disability is permanent or temporary.

Documentation will need to be renewed as appropriate to reflect the student’s on-going need for academic accommodation.

1"Current" is generally defined as occurring within the last three years, or having a diagnosis at 18 years of age or older. Documentation that is more than three years old will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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