1. Provide required documentation.

Kenyon accepts documentation as valid if the date of the testing is within three to five years from the time of college enrollment. A copy of the student's high school 504 Transition plan is helpful; however, typically it will not qualify as complete documentation of the disability. SASS will review the documentation and identify on a case-by-case basis a range of reasonable accommodations based on documentation provided. No student should delay in meeting with SASS out of concern for not having appropriate paperwork.  (Testing Requirements below.)

2. Discuss accommodation options with SASS.

At the start of the academic year students meet with SASS staff to discuss accommodations options. At this time, students sign an annual release of information allowing SASS to communicate with faculty/staff. An electronic accommodation approval will be sent to the faculty and/or staff members the student has listed on his/her/their release form. A copy of the accommodation will also be emailed to the student.  Students can renew their accommodations each semester by completing a "semester request" in accommodate.

3. Follow up with faculty to discuss accommodation arrangements.

Students will arrange to meet with their professor(s) soon after receiving their copy of the Letter of Accommodation email. This meeting is an opportunity for students to communicate with faculty/staff about the nature of his/her/their learning style and to discuss academic test accommodations in order to determine arrangements for extended time testing and or testing in a distraction limited testing area in particular. SASS is available to provide assistance to students, faculty and staff with any questions regarding accommodation arrangements.

Required Testing Information

Accommodations at the post-secondary level are based on complete neuropsychological or psycho educational assessments. These assessments are used to determine the current impact of the disability on the student's ability to function in academic settings. Documentation typically includes both aptitude and academic achievement testing, information processing and/or other test data relevant to your diagnosis. IEPs or 504 plans provide helpful additional information but are not sufficient alone. Educational tests include, but are not limited to the following:

Aptitude Tests

  • Kaufman Adult Intelligence scale or Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale

Please note: Abbreviated forms of assessments such as KBIT and WASI-II are not accepted.

Academic Achievement Tests

  • Scholastic Abilities Tests for Adults
  • Woodcock Johnson Psychoeducational Battery - (WJ-IV Tests of Achievement)
  • Stanford Test of Academic Skills

Specific Additional Tests

  • Nelson-Denny Reading Skills Test
  • Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test
  • Test of Written Langauge-4 (TOWL-4)
  • Woodcock Reading Mastery Test III

Information Processing Tests

  • Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude - 5 (DTLA-5) Adult DTLA-A
  • Information from the WAIS-IV or WJ-4 ADHD specific
  • Connor Continuous Performance Rating Scale
  • Stroop's Color/Word Test
  • Brown Adolescent Attention Deficit Scale
  • Trail Making Test

Documentation should include scores and an evaluation summary. It should also be current, within the past five years. Please contact SASS at sass@kenyon.edu to answer any specific questions that you may have regarding educational testing and the college requirements.