Who is responsible for providing a postsecondary institution with documentation of a student's disability?
It is the student's responsibility to provide documentation required by a college or university. Postsecondary institutions may set their own requirements for documentation as long as they comply with relevant legislation. The assessments, screenings, and reports generated by precollege professionals may not meet postsecondary documentation requirements. Students should contact the schools they are interested in attending for information regarding documentation requirements.
For additional information and resources concerning disability-related documentation requirements in higher education, consult the following resources:
- Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
- Transition of Students with Disabilities To Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators
Last update or review: January 18, 2013