Documenting Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Students who are disability accommodations on the basis of a diagnosis of ADD are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility.  Documentation of AD/HD consists of the provision of professional testing and evaluation and a written report that addresses specific academic needs of the student.  

The following guidelines are provided in the interest of assuring that the evaluation and report are appropriate for documenting eligibility:

  • The report should be prepared by a qualified professional (e.g. licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, or physician)
  • Present clear and specific evidence, which identifies the individual’s present level of functioning and how the student’s education may be impacted.

The report should include: 

  • How long the diagnostician has treated the student and the date of last contact
  • Instruments, procedures and data sources used to diagnose
  • Current symptoms which satisfy the DSM-IV or DSM-IV-TR criteria and approximate onset
  • DSM-5 diagnosis
  • Treatment being used (e.g. medication, counseling, etc.)
  • How this disorder impacts the student in the post-secondary environment
  • Diagnostician’s name, title, license number, address, and phone number

The university shall endeavor to make reasonable accommodations to qualified students unless those accommodations fundamentally alter the nature of the university's curriculum or otherwise violate university policy.