The staff of the Office of Disability Services and the ADA/504 Compliance Committee develop the policies of the institution pertaining to disabilities. These policies are developed to ensure that (1) the University has the necessary documentation of a disability and (2) reasonable accommodations have been made to provide program and physical access.
The university makes no pre-admission inquiry about an applicant's disability. We recognize that to disclose any disability is a personal choice that every applicant may exercise. We respect that choice; however, we encourage applicants with mobility or sensory as well as hidden disabilities, such as learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, or chronic medical conditions, to self disclose such conditions and provide us with all necessary data. It is only through self-disclosure that both the student and the university can make informed and fair decisions regarding the suitability of Southern New Hampshire University in the pursuit of a collegiate education.
This information is also useful after the student is enrolled in helping the faculty and staff provide the needed services or in referring students for appropriate services.
Accommodations can be made only after the student provides the appropriate documentation. Documentation guidelines are available by contacting the Office of Disability Services at 603.626.9100 x2386, x2118, or x2035 or by accessing the links below.
Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability (PDF 276 kb)
Office of Disability Services Registration and Documentation Cover Sheet (PDF 37 kb)
Note: This cover sheet is required to accompany any of the documentation guidelines from the list below.
ABI Documentation Guidelines (PDF 47 kb)
ADHD Guidelines (PDF 174 kb)
ASD/Asperger's Documentation Guidelines (PDF 48.2 kb)
Learning Disability Guidelines (PDF 33 kb)
Physical/Sensory Disability Guidelines (PDF 33 kb)
Psychiatric Disability Guidelines (PDF 24 kb)