Documentation Guidelines

Any student requesting academic accommodations and/or other services or supports under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 must provide the college with documentation of the existence of a disability that substantially limits a major life activity. In order to identify appropriate reasonable and necessary accommodations, the documentation must be recent (in most instances, within three years), contain a specific diagnosis, and include academically based recommendations which are deemed necessary in order for the student to access the programs, activities, and services of the campus.

If you are a student with a documented disability, or suspect that you may have a disability, and are interested in receiving accommodations, we encourage you to connect with Disability Services as soon as possible.

Documentation may be mailed to:

Counseling and Advising Center — Disability Services
Berklee College of Music
MS-939 CAC
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Faxed to: 617 747-2091

Or handed to a Disability Services staff member in person.

Specific guidelines may be found here:

For additional information regarding documentation, please see the Seven Essential Elements of Quality Disability Documentation published by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) in 2004.