Office of Disability Services
Documentation Guidelines for Students with Disabilities
Students requesting support services from the St. Andrews University Office of Disability Services are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act: 2010 (http://www.ada.gov/). These guidelines are provided in the interest of ensuring that the documentation is complete and appropriate. Documentation that establishes a disability should be comprehensive and specific in order for a student to receive services in a post-secondary setting.
All disability documentation submitted to St. Andrews Office of Disability Services is confidential. It is the responsibility of the individual seeking accommodations to provide adequate disability documentation before accommodations can be provided. St. Andrews will provide reasonable accommodations, adjustments, and /or services warranted by the documentation. St. Andrews makes the decision by selecting from equally effective accommodations. All accommodations meet requirements under the American Disabilities Act 2010.
NOTE: All documentation must be submitted directly from the qualified person who made the diagnosis. IEP’s and 504 plans are to be submitted directly from the High School. Documentation submitted by the student or parents/guardians is not acceptable.
Further information about documentation:
Documentation submitted as a part of the request for university academic accommodations must include:
Please be sure to have all documentation include a diagnosis completed by a person eligible to make that diagnosis. Limitations and conditions that can affect academic performance at the post-secondary level must be included also.
Please note that for certain disabilities, specific tests are required. These are noted below. The tests and evaluations must be completed within the past three years. It often takes an extended time period to have testing, evaluation and documentation sent to the Office of Disability services. If complete documentation is not received by student orientation or the first day of class, provision of accommodations may be delayed.
It is important for a current diagnosis and information regarding impact and limitations because it allows St, Andrews to work more effectively with our students. All documentation is confidential and remains locked in the ODS office area.
Documentation for Students with Disabilities (non SLD)
Students requesting disability services based on physical or other non specific learning related issues must also provide documentation. This documentation should also be specific and comprehensive. The documentation must include the following information
Documentation Guidelines for Students with Learning Disabilities (SLD)
A complete psycho-evaluation, signed by the evaluator must include:
Additional Documentation Guidelines for Students with ADD/ADHD
In addition to the learning evaluations above - we ask that students seeking accommodations for ADD/ ADHD provide the following