General Guidelines for Documentation of a Disability

In order to fully evaluate accommodation or auxiliary aid requests, Missouri University of Science and Technology will need documentation of the disability from a qualified professional that includes appropriate evaluation and describes the current impact of the disability as it relates to the accommodations requested.

As appropriate to the disability, documentation should include:

    • A diagnostic statement identifying the disability, date of the current diagnostic evaluation, and the date of the original diagnosis
    • A description of the diagnostic criteria and or diagnostic test used
    • A description of the current functional impact of the disability in the educational environment
    • Treatments, medications, assistive devices/services currently prescribed or in use
    • A description of the expected progression or stability of the disability’s impact over time should be included
    • Recommendations for effective academic accommodations to equalize the student's educational opportunities at the post-secondary level
    • Should be on letterhead, signed, dated, and include the credentials, address, and phone number of the diagnosing professional

While third-party documentation may be sufficient to establish the presence of a disability, documentation alone does not establish whether accommodations are reasonable. Documentation is taken into consideration but is not the definitive information used to make our final decisions. We consider multiple factors when exploring reasonable accommodations. An accommodation recommendation from a provider does not automatically bind Student Accessibility and Testing to approve and facilitate the accommodation.


Documentation can be sent to:

Student Accessibility & Testing 

G-10 Norwood Hall  l  Rolla, MO - 65409

Fax: (573) 341-4172  l  Phone: (573) 341-6655