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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

  1. Academic Programs
  2. Academic Calendars
  3. Catalog and Student Handbook
  4. Online Bookstore
  5. Transfer Resources
  6. Transfer and Articulation
  7. RPCC Canvas

Psychological Disabilities

Documentation Guidelines for Psychological Disabilities

Evaluator Qualifications

A diagnosis by a licensed mental health professional (e.g., psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), neurologist) is required and must include the license number.

Current Documentation

The documentation is considered current if the related evaluation was conducted no more than one year prior to the student’s request for accommodations.

Comprehensive Documentation

For the documentation to be comprehensive, it must:

  1. Identify a diagnosis of a psychological disorder according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: (DSM);
  2. Specify the nature, severity, current impact, and anticipated duration of the disability;
  3. Describe the expected progression or stability of the disability over time;
  4. List current medication, dosages, and existing (not possible) side effects;
  5. Discuss functional limitations caused by the disability in an academic environment or the environment in which the student is requesting accommodations; and
  6. Include recommended accommodations explaining the need for each as it relates to the functional impact or limitations of the disability on learning or other major life activities.