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Criteria for Disability Documentation

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and its Amendments Act of 2008 state that qualified students with disabilities who meet the technical and academic standards of Keiser University may be entitled to reasonable accommodations. Under these laws, a disability is defined as any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. The program for students with disabilities at Keiser University does not provide disability documentation for students. It is a student’s responsibility to provide appropriate documentation and to request adjustments/accommodations. Appropriate documentation should be current, relevant, and meet the following criteria:

Health Condition, Mobility, Hearing, Speech or Visual Impairment

Current official letter (on letterhead from a licensed professional, such as treating medical doctor, orthopedic specialist, audiologist, speech pathologist, ophthalmologist, or other appropriate licensed professional; signed and dated) addressing the following aspects:

  • Clearly stating diagnosis
  • Defining levels of function and any limitations on student’s academic performance caused by the disability
  • Stating specific accommodations and educationally relevant recommendations

Include any evaluation material, if appropriate, current, and available.

Psychological Disorder

Current official letter (on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional, such as psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, licensed professional counselor, or licensed clinical social worker or other appropriate licensed professional; signed and dated) addressing the following aspects:

  • Clearly affirming diagnosis
  • Defining levels of function and any limitations on the student’s academic performance caused by the disability
  • Stating specific accommodations and educationally relevant recommendations

Include any evaluation material, if appropriate, current, and available.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Current official letter (on letterhead from a licensed rehabilitation counselor, speech-language pathologist, orthopedic specialist, and/or neuropsychologist or other appropriate licensed professional; signed and dated) addressing the following aspects:

  • Assessing of cognitive abilities, including processing speed and memory
  • Analyzing of educational achievement skills and limitations on student’s academic performance caused by the disability
  • Defining levels of function and any limitations in all affected areas (communication, vision, hearing, mobility, psychological, seizures, etc.)
  • Stating specific accommodations and educationally relevant recommendations

Include any evaluation material, if appropriate, current, and available.

Learning Disabilities

Current official letter (on letterhead from a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, school psychologist, learning disability specialist, or other appropriate licensed professional; signed and dated) addressing the following aspects:

  • Clearly stating the problem/diagnosis
  • Documenting educational history regarding the impact of the learning disability
  • Defining levels of functioning and any limitations on student’s academic; performance caused by the disability, supported by evaluation data
  • Stating specific accommodations and educationally relevant recommendations

Include any evaluation material, if appropriate, current, and available.

Note: High School Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan reflects education and accommodation history and may be used to determine the reasonableness of certain accommodations; however, not all secondary accommodations are applicable in postsecondary settings. Other documentation may be necessary.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Current official letter (on letterhead from licensed psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, school psychologist, neurologist, neuropsychologist, primary care physician or other appropriate licensed professional; signed and dated) addressing the following aspects:

  • Clearly stated diagnosis of ADD/ADHD
  • Defined levels of functioning and any limitations on student’s academic; performance caused by the disability, supported by evaluation data
  • Specific accommodations and educationally relevant recommendations

Include any evaluation material, if appropriate, current, and available.

Note: High School Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan reflects education and accommodation history and may be used to determine the reasonableness of certain accommodations; however, not all secondary accommodations are applicable in postsecondary settings. Other documentation may be necessary.

 

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Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.

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If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.

Anthony Sassano

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N.

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

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Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams

Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.

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Nadege Dor

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

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