Denison University requires a written report prepared by an appropriately licensed professional that clearly diagnoses a disability and/or provides records showing the history of the disability. Medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and school psychologists are among the professionals who routinely evaluate, diagnose, and treat disabilities. Evaluations must be current. As a guideline, Denison University generally requires documentation prepared within the past two to three years. The Academic Resource Center reserves the right to request an updated or more extensive evaluation. The written report must include a specific diagnosis, clear and specific evidence, and identification of a disability. Diagnostic reports must include the names and titles of the diagnostician as well as the date(s) of testing. Reports must be typed and otherwise legible. While an IEP or 504 Plan is helpful, it is not always adequate documentation of a disability unless it includes the specific diagnosis and recent testing data that documents the nature and severity of the disability.
Please see the Denison University website here: https://denison.edu/academics/support/forms for forms that can be given to your licensed professional (if needed).
You may submit your diagnostic evaluation via regular mail to Denison University, 100 West College Street, Academic Resource Center, 020 Higley Hall, Granville, Ohio 43023; via email to the Academic Resource Center: firstname.lastname@example.org; or via fax at 740-868-1168.
All documentation in the student's file is treated confidentially and will not be released to anyone not involved in the accommodation and service-delivery process without express written permission from the student. Information of this nature is not automatically shared with the Wellness Center in Whisler Hall, nor do they share information with the Academic Resource Center without the written permission of the student.