Guidelines for Psychological/Psychiatric Disorders

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Psychological/psychiatric disorders may include, but are not limited to depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, etc. A diagnosis of such disorder must be made and submitted by a licensed mental health professional and may include licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists. The attending, submitting professional must be an impartial individual who is not a member of the student's family.

All submitted evaluation reports must be typed on the attending clinician's letterhead stationery, and include the following information.

  • Name of student
  • Date(s) of evaluation
  • Detailed information including the DSM-IV diagnosis, and a summary of present symptoms
  • A statement of the current impact of the disorder and the extent to which it may affect the student's functioning in the post-secondary academic environment

The evaluative reports must not be more than one year old, and the student may be requested to provide an updated evaluative report annually, or more frequently if warranted.