Documentation Guidelines

Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders must provide documentation that meets the following criteria:

  • The documentation must be comprehensive and current (within three years prior to the students request for accommodations).
  • Professionals conducting assessments, rendering diagnoses of specific disabilities, and making recommendations for appropriate accommodations must be qualified to do so, such as a licensed psychiatrist, psychologist, medical doctor, or other qualified mental health professional.
  • The documentation must identify an unequivocal diagnosis of a specific disability.
  • The documentation must discuss functional limitations caused by the disability in an academic environment or the environment in which the student is requesting accommodations.
  • The documentation should recommend accommodations to compensate for the identified functional limitations.
  • The documentation should list current medication, dosages, and existing (not possible) side effects.


Accommodations are decided on a case-by-case basis and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Note taking
  • Extended time for exams
  • Exams in a distraction-reduced environment
  • Tape recorder

Contact us

  • To register for services
  • To request additional accommodations
  • When unable to work out DS approved accommodations with faculty
  • When accommodations do not seem to be helping
  • When there is a problem. Be honest with the DS staff and faculty. We cannot help if we do not know a problem exists

ADHD Documentation Form (PDF)

Other Forms