Documentation should come from an appropriate professional. The type and
recency of documentation is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Information is
also gathered through the DSS Application and the intake interview with the
student. DSS reserves the right to request updated documentation as appropriate,
depending on the age of the documentation and/or severity of symptoms.
To determine eligibility for services, the University requests the following information about the disability and its impact:
Please forward documentation or any questions to:
Disability Support Services
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, AL 35115
Phone: (205) 665-6250
Fax: (205) 665-6255
Disclaimer regarding Documentation: Approval for accommodations at the University does not assure the sufficiency of the documentation for transfer to another institution, or for the standards of various professional/graduate school testing agencies. Documentation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If the documentation provided is deemed insufficient, additional documentation may be requested. The University has no responsibility for the cost of obtaining such documentation. If documentation is acceptable, but the University wishes to obtain another opinion, the University reserves the right to request such at its expense. Final determination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations rests with the University.
Documentation will be held in a confidential manner. There are circumstances, allowable under FERPA, which might necessitate that some student disability information be shared with select University officials (if relevant in an emergency or if related to a student grievance). Court orders, subpoenas or complaints filed outside the University may also result in files provided to Administrators or University counsel. In any such cases, any University personnel involved will continue to maintain the student’s confidentiality. Students must sign a DSS release if they wish records to be forwarded to any other institution or agency. Student files will be kept for a minimum of seven years past the last term of enrollment.