Students requesting support services from Disability Services are required to submit documentation of a disability to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Disability Services’ policies. ADA defines a disability as a substantial limitation of a major life function. The diagnostic report must document a disability.
Submission of documentation is not the same as the request for services. Request for services and/or reasonable accommodations must be initiated by the student once he/she is confirmed at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The student must schedule an intake appointment with Disability Services so that support services and reasonable accommodations may be discussed. Documentation will be reviewed by Disability Services prior to the appointment. Reasonable accommodations cannot be implemented until the student’s documentation is complete. Disability Services is responsible for the determination of reasonable accommodations.
The following guidelines are provided to assist the diagnostician in providing the required information. Documentation must be submitted by a licensed physician, neurologist, psychologist, neuropsychologist, or psychiatrist. Documentation should include the names, titles, professional credentials, license number, addresses, and phone numbers of the evaluators as well as the date of the report.
Students requesting support services and/or reasonable accommodations from the University of Colorado at Boulder are required to submit documentation of a disabling condition to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Disability Services’ policies. CU documentation requirements can be found here on this site. The following process is required for all students requesting accommodations and services:
Submit a completed Application and Request for Accommodations and Services and your documentation of disability.
Schedule an Intake Appointment with a Specialist. Accommodations will not be provided until after student has met with a Disability Specialist for an intake appointment. The process and procedures for using any approved accommodations will be discussed during this meeting.
|Newly Admitted Students||Already on Campus|
|Contact DS to schedule an intake meeting during your summer orientation program.||OR||You may schedule your intake appointment when you submit your documentation. DS requires 5 business days to review your submitted materials.|
If approved for accommodations, you will be sent a letter, via email, to be given to your professors each semester. Print these letters and meet with each professor to discuss the arrangements for receiving your accommodations.
All documentation is confidential. Inadequate information, incomplete answers and /or illegible handwriting will delay the eligibility review process and place additional burdens on the student.