Academics

Registration & Documentation

In college, it is up to each student to decide whether to disclose his or her disability. 

However, if a student would like to receive classroom accommodations at Alma he or she must register with the Disability Services Coordinator in the Center for Student Opportunity and provide the appropriate documentation. The documentation is kept confidential and it does not become part of a student’s educational record.

Documentation requirements

The documentation must come from a licensed or credentialed professional qualified to diagnose the stated disability and it must include:

  • A clear diagnostic statement that describes how the condition was diagnosed, provides information on the functional impact, and details the typical progression or prognosis of the condition.
  • A description of the diagnostic criteria, evaluation methods, procedures, tests and dates of administration, as well as a clinical narrative, observation, and specific results.
  • Information on how the condition currently impacts the individual and a description of any expected changes in the functional impact of the disability.
  • A description of current and past accommodations, services and/or medications.
  • Recommendations for accommodations, adaptive devices, assistive services, compensatory strategies, and/or collateral support services.

You can download a printable version of this list of documentation requirements.

Undiagnosed disabilities

If you suspect you may have an undiagnosed disability, you should schedule an appointment with Nate Payovich to discuss options and resources that are available.

If you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment, contact Nate Payovich at (989) 463-7247 or payovichn@alma.edu.