Psychological Disabilities

General Documentation Information

Students who provide documentation from a licensed professional indicating a diagnosis of a psychological condition warranting accommodation will be accepted for services and will be eligible for priority registration.

For additional academic accommodations, students must provide 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

It is recommended that students with psychological disabilities be reevaluated yearly to maintain an updated profile of their condition and academic needs.

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

Verification Form

In order to assist mental health professionals in providing information needed to determine reasonable accommodations, licensed mental health professionals can access and complete ANU's Verification Form for Diagnosed Psychological Conditions.