GUIDELINES FOR DOCUMENTATION OF MEDICAL DISABILITY
TCC students seeking
academic accommodations for medical disability are required to submit documentation
verifying eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. All documentation is confidential and is not considered a part of the academic
The following guidelines are provided in the interest of identifying
documentation appropriate to provide reasonable accommodations for a physical,
medical, or perceptual disability.
- Documentation must be from a licensed physician, with a diagnosis and clear and specific
evidence of how the condition substantially limits access to learning for the student.
- Documentation must have been completed within the last three years.
- Medications should be stated if their use or adjustment may have any impact on access to learning.
- Letters or other documents must be on letterhead and contain the names,
titles, and license information of the physician, and the dates of assessment.
Prescription pads and copies of letterhead are not acceptable.
- Documentation must contain recommendations for reasonable accommodations suitable to a postsecondary academic setting. Specific suggestions to best
assist the identified student are also very helpful.
Campus Disabilities Counselors are
available to consult with diagnosticians regarding these guidelines.