Learning Assessment Center (LAC) at CDR

The Learning Assessment Center is operated by the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) at Syracuse University, as a service to the Syracuse University and SUNY ESF community. The Center was formed in 2002 in response to the growing need for diagnostic evaluations of college students who may have learning disabilities. Public education had seen a dramatic rise in the number of secondary students with educational disabilities and many in this population were going on to attend colleges and universities. Our Learning Assessment Center at Syracuse University provides consultant and diagnostic services to university students who suspect they may have a learning disability. Many of these students have experienced academic difficulties throughout their education and may have been un- or misdiagnosed. At the college level, their difficulties are often magnified and many are unable to succeed. This is where a comprehensive evaluation for a learning disability can be of great benefit. Being that the Center is under the auspices of the Center for Disability Resources, evaluations are easily linked to the types of support services and disability related services that may be necessary.

The services provided by the Learning Assessment Center are not legally required under the American Disabilities Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act but are offered as a courtesy through Syracuse University. Consultations, screenings, and evaluations are conducted by a New York State certified school psychologist. Evaluation costs are determined by the student’s level of financial need and are based on a sliding scale fee.  Students have the option of securing an evaluation through an independent practitioner of choice at any time.  This evaluation is not required in order to receive services and resources through the Syracuse University Center for Disability Resources, as students may provide other eligibility verification.  Further, the results of the psychoeducational evaluation do not guarantee eligibility for services and/or specific academic adjustments by the Center for Disability Resources at Syracuse University/ESF or for other post-secondary institutions; graduate entrance exams (e.g., GRE, GMAT); law school entrance and/or bar exams; or medical board exams.

How to Contact the Learning Assessment Center (LAC)

  1. Complete our ‘Registration Form‘.
  2. You will be contacted by CDR via email with instructions for setting up your appointment; however, after completing the registration, you may also call 315-443-4498 to schedule an appointment with the LAC.
  3. If you have any additional questions that are not highlighted in the FAQ below, please contact CDR at 315-443-4498.

If you are from the Athletics Department, please also use the Sponsorship Agreement Form [PDF] when referring a student to the LAC.