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DSA Application process

When you post your application for Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) to your funding body, you will need to enclose evidence of your disability / dyslexia.

For dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, the evidence should be a report dated after your 16th birthday and written by a chartered or practitioner psychologist or specialist teacher holding a current Assessment Practising Certificate. If the report was written solely to justify extra time in exams, it will probably not be detailed enough.

For other disabilities, medical conditions or mental health difficulties you will need a recent letter from a medical professional, such as a GP or hospital consultant. To prove eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances the letter must be on headed paper, must be dated and signed, and must include the following information:

  • what the condition is
  • when it was first diagnosed
  • whether it is on-going
  • that the condition has a substantial adverse effect on daily activities

Please contact Student Development and Well-being for further guidance or to arrange an up-to-date assessment with an educational psychologist. (See section on Dyslexia).

Please provide Liverpool Hope with a copy of your dyslexia report or medical evidence if you require adjustments for exams, such as extra time. (See section on Assessments / Exams).