Psychological Disabilities

Students who provide the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) with documentation from a licensed professional indicating a diagnosis of a psychological disability will be accepted for services and will be eligible for priority registration.

For additional academic accommodations, students must provide recent documentation (no more than 1 year old) prepared by a licensed mental health professional detailing the current diagnosis of a disabling condition and the impact such condition will have on the student's academic activities. Moreover, it is recommended that students with psychological disabilities be reevaluated yearly to maintain an updated profile of their condition and academic needs.

Based on the disabling condition, SSD professional staff will determine the appropriate accommodations. In rare circumstances, such as unclear documentation or an unfamiliar diagnosis, the documentation may be referred to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services to review for diagnosis of a disabling condition and the resulting functional limitations and recommendations for appropriate accommodations. However, SSD professional staff will make the final decision regarding the appropriate accommodations based on all of the relevant information.

In order to assist mental health professionals in providing the SSD professional staff with the information they need in order to determine reasonable accommodations for students with psychological disabilities, licensed mental health professionals can access our Psychological Disability Verification Form (Word doc).