Documentation of disability is required to access our services. Please note: Unless you have another documented disability, we do not provide academic accommodations for test/exam anxiety or English as an additional language.

Medical-related accommodations

Types of disabilities and medical conditions that may be eligible for academic accommodations include:

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders
  • Chronic health issues
  • Deafness or hard of hearing
  • Head injuries
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health issues
  • Mobility impairments
  • Physical disabilities
  • Visual impairments/blindness
  • Temporary impairments due to accident, illness or injury

If you require disability or medical-related academic accommodations and services, you must provide documentation from a qualified professional.

The documentation of disability must be:

  1. from a physician, psychologist, audiologist, ophthalmologist or other licensed specialist;
  2. submitted on letterhead and include the clinician’s name, title, phone number, address, dates(s) of assessment(s); and
  3. dated and signed by a licensed specialist.

In addition, the documentation must indicate the impact the disability(ies)/condition(s) has on the student in an academic setting. It may identify or recommend specific accommodations and supports that would reduce the barriers encountered in an educational setting.

The learning environment must be such that your academic potential is negatively impacted due to the barriers experienced. 
Some conditions may change over time and updated medical documentation may be required.

The Disability Verification Form may be completed by your Doctor/Specialist to indicate your diagnosis and/or functional limitations. *NOTE - the Disability Verification Form cannot be used to confirm the diagnosis of a Learning Disability.

Academic accommodations for a Learning Disability (Reading, Written Expression, Math)

Students with a diagnosis of a Learning Disability must provide a Psychoeducational Assessment to access academic accommodations.

Psychoeducational assessments commonly include a diagnosis or diagnostic statement provided by a qualified specialist, information on functional limitations/impact of the diagnosis, and recommendations applicable to the learning environment.

The Access Advisor will discuss the possible need for an updated assessment based on the student’s current barriers and/or grant funding requirements.

Where can I find my psychoeducational assessment?
If you received academic accommodations (for example, extra time on tests) in high school, your high school may have your psychoeducational assessment on file.

  • If you graduated within the last year, call your high school to see if they still have your records. If you are 18 or over, they may be able to provide you with a copy of your assessment.
  • If you have been out of school for a while, the school board may have a copy of the assessment. Contact the student records office to request them.
  • Calgary Board of Education Records Department can be reached at 403. 294.8407. View for more information.
  • Calgary Catholic School District Records Department can be reached at 403.720.1817. View for more information.


You can permit the appropriate school board to request that they send the documentation to our office by either

Non-medical documentation