Eligibility for Services

Who is eligible for services?

Any student who meets the admission requirements of Mount Wachusett Community College and who completes the Placement Test obtaining a score that guarantees enrollment in foundation courses or higher, is eligible for services. To begin services, a student must voluntarily disclose a disability and provide professional documentation.

Students who are impacted by intellectual, emotional or physical conditions that challenge their learning should contact Disability Support Services to initiate the process.

What to bring to the meeting?

Students with a documented diagnosis should submit the most recent Evaluation Report (no older than 3 years) from a qualified professional for example:

  • Psychological
  • Psychiatric
  • Neurological
  • Speech & language
  • Audiologist
  • Certificate of blindness

In addition, medical documentation from a qualified health care specialist is accepted on professional letterhead. Documentation Request Letter  This documentation should include:

  • Diagnosis and basis to determine the disability
  • Treatment
  • Impact on physical and/or intellectual abilities
  • Recommendations or necessary accommodations

For students who do not have a diagnosis or recent evaluation, the following link is a list of testing providers in the area. Note: When contacting the provider please make sure he/she accepts your health insurance as educational testing can be costly.

Testing Provider List

At the initial meeting with the Coordinator of Disability Support Services it is expected that the student will discuss his/her concerns in regards to the academic challenges that might impact their college experience.