Students will be responsible for providing documentation of their disability. The Disability Support Services (DSS) manager will evaluate all the information that is provided and make a determination on a case by case basis.  Forms of documentation that will be considered:

  • Records of past accommodations and services from another college or high school (Summary of Performance, last IEP report, 504 plan, or most current diagnostic re-evaluation report)
  • Formal psychological or medical evaluation reports
  • Letters from current or past health, education, or service providers (this could include The Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Administration, etc.)
  • An oral report describing your needs

The documentation should include:

  • A clearly stated diagnosis from a qualified professional appropriate to the disability/non-relative
  • Functional limitations as a result of the disability

We need enough information to confirm that you have a disability and understand how it will affect you while you are at SCC. The documentation will be used to show how your disability has affected your learning, hearing, seeing, speaking, walking, etc. It is your responsibility to identify the accommodations you are requesting. Information about past accommodations that were useful will help us make our recommendations.

This information is considered sensitive and handled accordingly. DSS is responsible for maintaining submitted documentation and guarding against the unintentional disclosure of this sensitive information. This information may be shared with other institutional personnel only when there is a legitimate educational interest.

It is recommended that students submit documentation and meet with the DSS manager to arrange accommodations in a timely manner. Some accommodations may take longer to arrange such as alternative formats and in class note takers. The college will make a good faith effort in providing an approved accommodation or an alternate until the final approved accommodation can be arranged.

The office maintains a student file (separate from the admissions file) that contains documentation and detailed contact information relating to approved accommodations, disability and academic issues. The file is removed from the active files once the student is no longer registered for classes. These files are scanned and remain available for five years from the last contact date with the office. At the five year mark, the files are deleted. If documentation is received and the student does not make contact with the office, the information is held for only two semesters and then shredded.

Please note: Documentation guidelines will vary among institutions.

Contact Info

Paige George

For appointments:
636-922-8627 or 636-922-8581

Send required documentation to:

Disability Support Services
Student Center, 133C
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville, MO 63376