In general, all documentation must include the following information:

(1) The credentials of the evaluator

(2)  Diagnosis, and a description of the current impact of the condition, particularly as it relates to academics, housing or food service

(3)  What major life activity (e.g., walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, self-care) does the condition substantially limit?

(4)  Treatments/medications/devices or resources currently prescribed (name of medication and dose) and their potential impact on the condition

(5)  Recommended accommodations (and in what ways would the requested accommodation(s) mitigate the impact of the condition?) 

Accommodations can only be made with appropriate documentation and following a meeting with the Assistant Dean of Students. Students are encouraged to meet with the Assistant Dean within the first two weeks of each semester to ensure timely accommodations. Any accommodations or services provided will be in effect only after final documentation review of the disability is completed. Grades which have already been posted on exams, papers, projects or in overall classes cannot be changed. 

If you have a question regarding the required documentation or need information about a disability which is not listed, please contact the Assistant Dean of Students at (651) 696-6874.

Specific Guidelines

Additionally, we have compiled a list of psychiatrists, doctors, and counselors  close to campus for assistance with diagnosis, overseeing medication, and longer term support.