Students must register with Student Development by submitting the proper paperwork to receive academic accommodations. Documentation must follow the guidelines provided and be submitted to the guidance counselor in the Student Development office. You can learn more about the details regarding paperwork here.


Steps for Registering your Request

  1. Self-Identify
    • Students must decide if they want to disclose their need for accommodations to Student Development. To initiate this process, please contact student development at
  2. Submit Documentation
    • Valid documents must be (submitted to the Student Guidance Counselor) at the latest during the first week of classes when starting AUP; the accommodations will then be officially registered. AUP understands that disabilities can be diagnosed at any time and will accept late registrations throughout the semester to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Dean of Student Development.
  3. 1-1 meeting
    • Students must meet with the Student Guidance Counselor for a individualize meeting to review the requests and to go over next steps, as well as their role as a student, in the accommodation process.

Documentation Guidelines

Criteria for Eligibility

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students may request academic accommodations while enrolled at The American University of Paris. 

To be eligible for accommodations, students need to submit official medical documentation, which must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be issued by a Qualified Licensed Professional.
  2. Must be current: less than 5 years old.
    1. However, this documentation does not need to come from your original diagnosing doctor. This documentation can be issued by any qualified and licensed medical professional.
    2. There is no need to present the documentation again at the beginning of each semester, as long as it remains valid.
  3. Originals must be presented, so a copy can be made and kept on file.
  4. Must specify clear and reasonable accommodations. AUP staff members are not qualified to make recommendations to faculty based on testing results alone.

If the documentation doesn’t meet all of the above criteria, the student will be asked to be retested in order to be eligible to receive accommodations at AUP. Please (contact the Student Guidance Counselor) for a referral to a specialist.


Where to send

Documentation must be submitted to Charlotte Vernier in the Student Development office: