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Guidelines for Disability Documentation

The following guidelines are provided to ensure that documentation of disability submitted to DR is appropriate to both verify disability and to support requests for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids.

Santa Clara University provides appropriate accommodations to students who have documentation indicating a claimed disability as defined under The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The following guidelines are provided to assist students in submitting clinical documentation to DR:


DR has the discretion to determine the necessary professional documentation, depending upon the nature and extent of the disability as well as the accommodations requested. Santa Clara University is not required to fundamentally alter or modify curriculum requirements.

 The receipt of services in a previous educational environment does not automatically guarantee identical services will be provided at Santa Clara University.



DR purges student files after five (5) years of inactivity in the Santa Clara University system.