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
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:
- Documentation Guidelines for Learning Disabilities
- Documentation Guidelines for Blind/Visually Impaired
- Documentation Guidelines for Physical Disabilities
- Documentation Guidelines for Psychiatric Disabilities
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.