Guidelines for the Documentation of a Psychological Disability
In order to determine the appropriate academic accommodations for a student with a psychological disability, Franklin & Marshall College has adopted guidelines developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS) as the standard for documentation of a psychological disability. A copy of the ETS guidelines is available at Disability Services and these guidelines are available at the Educational Testing Service web site at:
A student may be asked to meet with Disability Services and/or the Director of Health Services to clarify information contained in the documentation.
A student's evaluation must be current; that is, it must have been completed within the past six months. Exceptions may be granted in certain individual circumstances. In addition, the evaluation must contain a diagnosis and recommend specific accommodations based on the student's functional limitations.
A student must provide the appropriate written report/s containing all necessary information to Disability Services before consideration of academic accommodations can begin.
Academic accommodations for students with psychological disabilities are usually granted for twelve months. Renewal of accommodations requires a current recommendation from an appropriate professional with expertise and experience working with a college-age population.
All written report/s should be sent to:
Franklin & Marshall College
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003