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The first step in the eligibility process is to submit documentation of the disability to the Disability Services Office. BYU-I must assure that the documentation provided establishes both the individual as a person with a disability and provides a rationale for reasonable accommodations. The responsibility and cost of obtaining documentation is borne by the student with a disability. If the initial documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of the disability and reasonable accommodations, BYU-I will require the student to provide additional documentation at the student's expense. Professional staff at the Disability Services Office determines whether an individual has provided sufficient documentation of said disability to be eligible for services. Pending receipt of documentation, the BYU-Idaho Disability Services Office reserves the right to provide interim services or to deny services.
The IEP, 504 Plan or Summary of Performance (SOP) received from the student's high school is not sufficient documentation to identify the actual disability or how the disability limits a major life function.
The Psychological Report is the document that is required for students to be eligible for receiving accommodations from the Disability Services Office (DSO) if the disability is a learning disability such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, etc. Testing and information regarding the disability from the doctor or psychologist need to be current within the last 3 years. If the testing and report are older than 3 years, the student may be required to have new testing completed in order to receive accommodations from the Disability Service Office.
Further explaination of the Psychological Report is below.
Psychological Report Requirements