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Monday, January 26

A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening and Connecticut has issued a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m. The University is now closed as of 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled through tomorrow. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries will be closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities through tomorrow are canceled.

current as of 3:05 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015


  • Testing: A comprehensive battery of tests including: 

    1. Aptitude (within the last 3 years)
      (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale III [WAIS III], Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery III: Tests of Cognitive Ability [WJR], or Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale 4th Edition)
    2. Achievement (within the last 3 years) 
      (Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery III: Tests of Achievement[WJR], Wechsler Individual Achievement Tests [WIAT], Stanford Test of Academic Skills [TASK], or specific achievement tests such as the Test of Written Language-3[TOWL-3], Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests-Revised, & the Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test. *NOT acceptable = Wide Range Achievement Test [WRAT]*
    3. Information Processing
      (specific areas of information processing [e.g. short- and long-term memory; sequential memory, auditory and visual perception/processing; processing speed subtests on WAIS III or WJR of Cognitive Ability, or the Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude-Adult [DTLA-A]
    4. Actual test scores are provided.
    5. Narratives accompany test scores. 
    6. If the diagnosis is ADHD, the DSM-IV criteria are listed and accompanied by observations/interviews.
    7. Testing is recent, within 3 years.
  • The evaluation has been conducted by a qualified professional(s), and the evaluator's (s') credentials are included (psychologist, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist).
  • The report(s) is/are typewritten on letterhead stationery. Note, handwritten scores or summary sheets are NOT acceptable.
  • The summary of the background information/history is sufficient.
  • The written diagnostic summary is sufficient.
  • The documentation includes a specific diagnosis of
  1. LD
  2. ADHD
  3. Both
  • There is clear evidence of a current impairment(s) that substantially limit(s) learning.
  • The evaluator(s) has/have included specific recommendations and the rationale for accommodations/services at the postsecondary level. 

Other information to be considered by Learning Plus when determining eligibility for services/accommodations. Examples:
* The student is identified as OHI because of a physical disability.
* The student attended a special school for students with disabilities.
* The student's curriculum was modified in high school.
* The student worked one-on-one with a paraprofessional or personal assistant in high school.
* The student takes medication to manage the disability.

Download the criteria checklist used by Learning Plus to determine eligibility: click here.  Print and use this with your evaluator.