Documentation Guidelines - Divine Mercy University

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Documentation Guidelines

Students who would like to request reasonable accommodations must submit current documentation (i.e., medical/educational/diagnostic reports or materials completed within 5 years) from licensed medical or other qualified professionals. Documentation should support the necessity of the requested accommodations.  A diagnosis alone is generally not sufficient.

The following are general guidelines for documentation:

  • Medical professional’s name, contact info, official letterhead, credentials, area of expertise
  • Appropriate documentation from a credentialed medical professional which supports the need for accommodations
  • Necessary assessment and testing results  
  • Official diagnosis
  • Description of frequency, severity and prognosis
  • Possible impact on your functioning as a graduate student (possibly an online graduate student)
  • Possible impact on your academic work, and on any clinical assignments
  • List and describe any Prescriptions that might impact cognitive and/or physical functioning
  • List the specific recommendations associated with each possible impact that would support your success as a student. 

Divine Mercy University considers reasonable accommodations for those whose documented disability substantially limits one or more major life activity, and reserves the right to determine reasonable, necessary, and appropriate accommodations. 

In compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as well as state and federal law, Disability Support Services (DSS) protects the confidentiality of records maintained on file.

Please contact Disability Support Services Office at for questions.