International students who have a disability - or who believe they may have a disability - should be aware of resources that are available to them as Tufts students. These resources are designed to ensure that students receive the help that they need to access services, programs and activities. Students with documented disabilities may ask for reasonable accommodations (see below) to support them with their academic as well as employment, housing, and programming needs.
Tufts's commitment is based in the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), which provides that no qualified individual with a disability may be denied access to services and programs. Our mission is to ensure equal opportunity for all students, regardless of disability, and including international studies.
Tufts provides services and accommodations to students with temporary or permanent disabilities such as:
Students with documented disabilities can ask for reasonable accommodations. This refers to resources or adjustments made for students with disabilities, so that they can participate in and take advantage of Tufts's academic, residential, and social opportunities and events. Reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to, additional time for examinations, sign language interpretation, assistive technologies, and housing and dining accommodations.
For information about how to obtain reasonable accommodations at other Tufts schools other than Arts & Sciences, Engineering, SMFA, and the Fletcher School, click on the links below:
In addition, students who are also employees of the University (such as graduate assistants) should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity for information about accommodations available to employees.