Student Disability Services

University of Mississippi

Documentation Guidelines

Click the following link to download a PDF version of: Documentation Guidelines.
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Click the following link to download a PDF version of: Documentation Guidelines for Reasonable Modifications of Attendance Policy.
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Click the following link to download a PDF version of: ESA Documentation Questionnaire.
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Determination of Reasonable Accommodations
Accommodations are approved on a case-by-case basis depending on the impact of the student’s diagnosed disorder(s) and the reasonableness of the request. Reasonable accommodations are determined using the following analysis:
  • The accommodation is directly related to the impact or functional limitations caused by the diagnosed disorder.
  • The accommodation is not of a personal nature.
  • The accommodation is necessary to provide equal access to the student.
  • The accommodation does not lower academic or program standards.
  • The accommodation does not fundamentally alter the essential elements of the course, program or activity.
  • The accommodation does not present an undue financial or administrative burden on the university.
  • The accommodation does not pose a threat to the health or safety of the student or others.
Examples of accommodations that may be considered unreasonable at the post-secondary level include, but are not limited to: transportation around campus, unlimited time on testing, ability to retake a test after the test has been graded, tutoring, and a decrease in the amount of work required in a class.
Disclaimer
Please note that documentation acceptable for accommodations at the University of Mississippi may not be acceptable in other environments. The process and criteria used by the University of Mississippi to determine accommodations may be different than that required by another university or by a testing or certification agency. Please research carefully the documentation requirements of different schools and testing/certification agencies so you know, in advance, what information you may be required to submit before accommodations will be provided.
Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding our documentation guidelines, or need to submit documentation to us, please do not hesitate to contact Student Disability Services:

Voice: 662-915-7128

Fax: 662-915-5972

Email: sds@olemiss.edu

P.O. Box 1848

234 Martindale (Click for Map)

University, MS. 38677
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