Admissions and Documentation

Admissions

SVSU offers auxiliary aids and services to students with documented disabilities.  All support services are individualized to meet the needs of students, and are based on an intake interview and proper documentation.  There is no "program" that requires special admission and there are no fees for services.

Students are encouraged to self-identify as soon as they have been accepted for admission to SVSU so that documentation can be collected in a timely manner.

SVSU does not discriminate against students with disabilities.  Contact information and the web page address are found at the bottom of this page.

Documentation

Documentation from a qualified evaluator should be submitted to the Office of Disability Services. The information will be kept confidential to the fullest extent of the law.

All documentation should include:

   1.      The name, credentials, phone number, and signature of the evaluator.

   2.      A specific diagnosis.

   3.      A description of the functional impact of the disability in a higher education setting.

   4.      A description of the expected progression or stability of the disability.

   5.      Relevant medications prescribed and side effects currently experiencing.

 

For a learning disability, TBI or similar disability, SVSU additionally requests:

A full report from the individual who did the neuropsychological or psycho-educational evaluation, including the specific diagnosis, test scores and an interpretive summary is requested. The evaluation should include a complete aptitude test, an academic achievement test and information processing evaluation.

For Special Housing Request:

Students with disabilities who qualify, and who request special housing can have their name moved to the top of the wait list as an accommodation. Conditions or impairments must rise to the level of a disability, must be documented and the disability must impact the ability to function in a regular room. Disability Services does not assign specific rooms. Requests should be submitted prior to room assignments, generally 3 months prior to move-in dates.

 

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