Guidelines for Documentation of Medical Disability

TCC students seeking academic accommodations for medical disability are asked to submit documentation verifying eligibility to receive such academic accommodations from the TCC Office of Educational Accessibility. All documentation is confidential and is not considered a part of the academic transcript.

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.
  • 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.

The Educational Accessibility Coordinator and Campus Counselors are available to consult with diagnosticians regarding these guidelines.