Documentation of a Learning Disability
SUNY Cobleskill requires a comprehensive and current diagnosis of a disability as stated on a complete psychological and educational evaluation. Standard scores and percentiles should be included for each test.
Testing Must Address the Following:
Acceptable instruments are WAIS-R IV, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale for Children, and The Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Ability. Sub-test scores should be included. An adult normed evaluation is preferred.
Current levels of functioning in reading, mathematics and written language are highly recommended. Acceptable instruments include: the Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery, Test of Achievement (WJ-R), the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT), Test of Written Language - 2(TOWL), Woodcock Reading Mastery Test-R or Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test.
PLEASE NOTE: The Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT) is NOT a comprehensive measure of achievement and therefore, is not acceptable as a testing instrument.
Specific areas of information processing (e.g.) short and long term memory, auditory and visual perception/processing, and processing speed) must be assessed. Use of sub-tests from the
WAIS or WISC is acceptable.
SUNY Cobleskill does not accept IEP diplomas. Applicants for admission must have a high school diploma or GED.
Documentation of ADD/ADHD
• Students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD requesting accommodations and services must provide documentation acquired within the last 2 years. Cobleskill has a form for your provider to use. ADD/ADHD Form
• A qualified professional (e.g. clinical psychologist or medical doctor) must provide documentation.
• Documentation must provide information regarding the onset, longevity and severity of the symptoms, as well as specifics describing the past and present effects of ADD on educational functions.
• If medication is taken for the condition, the drug name and dosage must be included in the
• Individualized assessments of aptitude and achievement are recommended. Relevant test scores
may include Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) and the Woodcock-Johnson Achievement
Documentation of Physical, Medical or Mental
Students with physical, medical or mental health issues who are requesting services must provide documentation by an appropriate and qualified professional (medical doctor, licensed clinical social worker, psychiatrist, psychologist, or neurologist, etc.). Documentation should be on letterhead, signed by the professional, and should reflect the current functional impact of the disability.