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Documentation Guidelines

General Documentation Guidelines

Documentation is confidential information from an appropriately qualified health or other service professional who is knowledgeable about your condition.  This professional might be a therapist, doctor, rehabilitation counselor, audiologist, nurse practitioner, or mobility specialist.  Documentation can vary in length and format, but should focus on the ways the condition currently affects you, especially in an academic environment.  Here are some examples of useful documentation:

  • Psycho-educational evaluation
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • School records
  • Vocational assessment
  • Information on previous use of accommodations
  • Statement from health or other service professional
  • Mobility assessment

The Disability Specialist uses documentation to better understand your experience of the condition, identify impacts in an academic setting, and make informed decisions to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Disability Resources staff will follow up with the student and discuss further documentation (if any) that may be needed to establish academic accommodations and use of resources.

These guidelines apply to students enrolled in classes at UMD. Please be aware that other universities and testing agencies (which administer standardized tests such as the GRE and LSAT) may require more extensive documentation, and you should check out their requirements well in advance.

Please call (218) 726-6130 or email if you have questions.


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