Students with a Learning Disability
The Ministry of Advanced Education has deemed that students with a learning disability must provide a psycho-educational assessment that is no more than 5 years old. This assessment must be done by a registered psychologist or a certified school psychologist in the Province of British Columbia. Only the standard of a learning disability that is listed in the DSM-IV is considered acceptable and accommodatable. This is often a key consideration for incoming students with learning disabilities entering post-secondary education in British Columbia for the first time as the standard of recognition of a learning disability is different from the K-12 system and the post-secondary level. Please contact a Disability Advisor for more information on the documentation requirements for a student with a learning disability.
If appropriate documentation is not available, the Disability Resource Centre may give accommodation for one semester only, pending receipt of suitable documents