Determining eligibility for an accommodation is the responsibility of the Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator in the Academic Advising Center (Campbell Hall, Room 200). This determination occurs after a student has been accepted for admission. Students should not submit disability information with their application for admission to the college. Rather, disability information should be submitted directly to the DSS Coordinator as follows.
The type of documentation required varies depending on the disability.
In general, for all disabilities the report must state a specific diagnosis of a disability and should include recommendations for accommodations based on the findings in the report.
An IEP or 504 plan from high school is not considered valid documentation by itself. The following supporting documentation must also be provided.
Documentation for students with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, and other cognitive challenges should:
Documentation for students with other disabilities or health conditions such as medical/physical, visual, hearing, and psychiatric should:
All documentation is reviewed on an individual basis and for certain, more permanent, disabilities, older documentation may be acceptable. The documentation for each student is reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine validity and eligibility for services.
Please note that York College is not responsible to assess students in order to document a disability. Students who are eligible for accommodations in high school are encouraged to request and obtain an updated assessment prior to graduation from high school.