General Documentation Guidelines | St. Lawrence University Student Accessibility Services

General Documentation Guidelines

Because each person’s situation is unique, the office simply asks that any interested student meet with us. In the case of First Year Students, the office asks that any interested student contact us during the summer so that we can discuss their situation. Documentation requirements vary by situation. The director or assistant director will talk to the student about documentation during the initial conversation. No student should delay meeting with Student Accessibility Services out of concern for not having appropriate paperwork.

Information provided will be used by the director and assistant director to evaluate requests for accommodation or auxiliary aids. The evaluation process includes a review of the information provided in the context of the fundamental goals and essential standards of the program, course, service, or benefit in question.

The evaluation process will generate a list of potential reasonable accommodations that will then be reviewed based on potential effectiveness, preferences of the requestor, maximum level of integration, and the potential for an undue financial or administrative burden.

Useful information for individuals who have recently been receiving services from a public school system: The information requested would most likely be contained in the Psycho-Educational Evaluation from your most recent evaluation. Some of the information may also be contained in an IEP, 504 Plan, or Transition Plan. You must request this information separately from your high school transcripts.

For individuals who are or have been recently receiving services from a state rehabilitation agency; much of the requested information will be contained in your most recent eligibility evaluation and/or your vocational plan.

For individuals transferring from another college; information related to your disability will not be sent with a transcript request. You must request that information separately. Additionally, the information St. Lawrence is requesting may or may not have been a part of your previous college’s evaluation process.

If, after reading these guidelines, you have any questions, please call the director at (315) 229-5533.

All contact information and documentation received is kept in separate confidential files within the Student Accessibility Services office.  Information concerning inquiries about accommodation or documentation will only be released with written consent.