Exploring an Evaluation for ADHD or Learning Differences

Exploring an Evaluation for ADHD or Learning Differences

Do you wonder if you have ADHD or a learning difference that may be interfering with your academic life here at UNC?   Would you like to receive a formal psycho-educational evaluation to find out?   These assessments are conducted by psychologists, and students receive them off campus (UNC staff do not conduct evaluations). Some students may qualify for a scholarship to fund this formal assessment.

If you are NOT a resident of North Carolina and/or are NOT on financial aid, you will not qualify for a scholarship, and should not complete the online screening tool described below. However, you can review a list of recommended psychologists in the area who conduct psycho-educational evaluations.  Please email psychoedevalfunding@unc.edu to receive this list.  If you’d like to better understand the evaluation process, please talk to staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) , located on the 3rd floor of the James Taylor Campus Health building.  Students new to CAPS or who haven’t been seen by CAPS within the month must go to a walk-in session.  All other students can call to schedule a referral coordination appointment.

If you are a resident of North Carolina and receive financial aid, you may qualify for a full scholarship to fund this formal assessment.  To explore that possibility, please complete the following online screening tool.  Your responses will be reviewed by a committee comprised of staff from CAPS, Accessibility Resources (ARS) and the Learning Center.  If the committee believes you would benefit from a psycho-educational evaluation, it will send your PID to The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid to determine your eligibility for the scholarship.  You will receive an email with further instructions after the review and determination is complete.

For ALL students considering an evaluation: if you need immediate support, feel free to:  

  • Make an appointment with an academic coach at the Learning Center to work on learning, study and time-management strategies.
  • Visit CAPS to learn more about psycho-educational evaluations and/or to receive support around mental health concerns. 
  • If you complete testing and receive a diagnosis of ADHD and are looking to be treated with psychiatric medication, please contact Tracie Hyde (traciebr@email.unc.edu) at CAPS for a medication evaluation.
  • Make an appointment with ARS to discuss options while undergoing an evaluation

The Online Screening Tool to Determine Eligibility for the Corbitt Fund. This online screening tool consists of six sections and is only for students who are residents of NC and receive financial aid. If you do not fully complete all sections of the form as directed it will be returned and not considered for review until a complete form is submitted. If you cannot complete instructions based on a disability, please contact ARS for assistance.

Part 1 - Past Struggles: (Elementary, Middle/High School, Previous College)

Consider whether each statement about your past and current performance is true or not.

Part 2: Current Struggles at UNC:

Consider whether each statement about your past and current performance is true or not.

Part 3 - Other

Consider whether each statement about your past and current performance is true or not.

Part 4 - You must write a minimum of 100 words for this section; submissions not meeting this minimum requirement will be returned.
Part 5 - You must write a minimum of 100 words for this section; submissions not meeting this minimum requirement will be returned.
Part 6 - You must write a minimum of 100 words for this section; submissions not meeting this minimum requirement will be returned.

By submitting this form I understand that (1) a committee comprised of staff at CAPS, ARS and the Learning Center will review information I submitted on this form, (2) the committee will send my name PID and email address to the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid who will determine my eligibility for scholarship funds to cover the cost of a psycho-educational evaluation, (3) if my submission is approved by the committee and the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid determines that I do qualify for scholarship funds, I will receive an email from a committee member with next steps, (4) if my submission is approved by the committee but the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid determines that I do not qualify for scholarship funds, I will receive an email from a committee member explaining options for pursuing an evaluation independently, (5) if my submission is not approved by the committee, I will receive an email with suggested next steps and resources.