In order to receive reasonable accommodations, students must provide current documentation of their disability and its impact in an academic setting from an appropriate licensed professional:
- Physical disabilities require documentation from a medical doctor, primarily to provide clarification of the severity of the disability and the extent of the student’s needs.
- Mental health disabilities require documentation from psychologists, psychiatrists, or neuropsychologists.
- Learning disabilities require documentation from psychologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, or learning disabilities specialists.
Diagnosticians must be impartial and not a family member of the student.
The document from the student should include the following criteria:
Professional Diagnostic Assessment Guidelines
The cost of obtaining documentation is borne by the student. If the initial documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of the disability and reasonable accommodations, the Student Success Center has the discretion to require additional documentation. Any cost of obtaining additional documentation is also borne by the student.
NOTE: North Central University has the right to deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services if the documentation demonstrates that they are not warranted, or if a student fails to provide appropriate documentation.