Student Wellness Services

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Verification of Accommodation

Students with disabilities sometimes require written verification confirming they are or have been accommodated at Queen’s University.  Admission examiners, licensing bodies, or other educational institutions may require this verification as part of their accommodation process.  Students currently or previously registered and accommodated through QSAS who require this verification can request a Verification of Accommodation.

A Verification of Accommodation letter issued by QSAS confirms:

  • That the student was identified as a student with a disability at Queen’s University
  • That the university accommodated the student in accordance with legislative and university policy requirements
  • The start and end time (if applicable) of the student’s registration with QSAS
  • The most recent accommodations for which they were approved

A sample Verification of Accommodation letter can be viewed here.

Students can request a Verification of Accommodation letter by emailing the QSAS Intake Coordinator.  QSAS will process requests received between November 1 and July 31 within 7 business days.  Requests received between August 1 and October 31 will be processed within 10 business days

QSAS will send the completed and signed Verification of Accommodation letter directly to the student in a secure fashion.  QSAS cannot send letters to third parties on behalf of the student.

Verification of Accommodation versus Disability Documentation

A Verification of Accommodation letter issued by QSAS is NOT medical or disability documentation.  It does not specify a student’s medical diagnosis or their disability category, nor does it contain any information about their disability-related functional limitations for which they were accommodated.   

Students who need medical or other documentation verifying their disability should speak with their health care provider. 

Students can request copies of their medical or other disability documentation on file at QSAS by emailing the QSAS Intake Coordinator.  At least 7 business days’ notice is required when requesting copies of documentation on file at QSAS.  Requested copies are transmitted directly to the student in a secure fashion.  QSAS cannot send medical or disability documentation to third parties on behalf of the student. 

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

QSAS can complete the Certification of Eligibility (COE) form required for accommodations on the GRE only if the documentation on file at QSAS meets the exact documentation requirements set out by the Educational Testing Service.  Students are encouraged to carefully review these requirements before contacting QSAS to complete the COE.  If QSAS cannot complete the COE, students should contact the Educational Testing Service directly and follow up with their health care provider as needed.