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


Documentation can be sent to:


Student Accessibility and Testing

G-10 Norwood Hall

Rolla, Mo 65409

Fax: 573-341-4172

Phone: 573-341-6655