Documentation Requirements for Accommodations

The student is required to provide documentation that demonstrates credible assurance of a disability issue. The documentation should directly support the student's request for accommodations. The documentation must be from a medical provider (such as a doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.) or from testing services (such as Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and other tests). The documentation must state the specific disability and show cause for why a student's disability significantly limits their ability to complete their educational goals at GCU.  The documentation should include a summary of the student's functional limitations in order for the University to determine the appropriate accommodations. The documentation is kept on file in the Disability Office for verification purposes. 

The documentation should be typed with the appropriate official signature and contact information for the associated facility for verification purposes (on official letterhead is preferred). We do not accept documentation that is handwritten or submitted on a prescription note. These documents are scanned into a protected part of your permanent record and therefore, must be legible and clear. Documentation can be submitted to the Disability Office either by fax: 602-589-2652, by email: or they can be hand delivered to the Disability Office at the Main Campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

Once documentation is received it will be reviewed. If the documentation provided does not meet the University's requirements it will not be accepted as the official documentation. Students will receive notice and will be asked to provide alternative supporting documentation. The documentation is kept on file in the Disability Office for verification purposes. Students requesting additional accommodations after their initial approval, may be asked to provide additional documentation.