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Access and Disability Services

Access and Disability Services Office

124 A & B Gutman Library
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
617-495-9608
ads@gse.harvard.edu 
Access and Disability Services Internal Website 

HGSE is a community that values diversity and the unique identity you bring to campus. Our collaborative approach and inclusive community help to assure that all students participate in the array of academic, cultural and community life at Harvard.

Admitted students with physical, learning, medical, psychiatric or other disabilities will want to investigate the availability of University and HGSE community resources that meet their needs, whether academic, residential or personal. We recognize that the choice to self-disclose is a very personal one and assure you that our conversations remain confidential.

If you wish to self-disclose, we ask that you contact the Access and Disability Services (ADS) Office located in 124 A&B Gutman Library  (ads@gse.harvard.edu). If you anticipate needing health or disability related services including reasonable accommodations, please do the following:

  • Complete the ADS registration questionnaire 
  • Provide clinical documentation 
  • Make an appointment with the ADS Office at your earliest convenience.

Please note that Office of Admissions, Financial Aid and Access and Disability Services Office do not share information about the disability status of applicants or admitted students. Accordingly, prospective students with disabilities are encouraged to contact ADS to discuss their questions about academic, programmatic, residential and other aspects of HGSE student life. The ADS registration form and documentation are sent directly to the HGSE Access and Disability Services office.

We urge applicants to become familiar with how University policies (regarding requests for accommodations and resources) differ from those in their previous educational settings. Harvard has the right to evaluate and determine such requests on an individual basis, regardless of prior history of accommodations.


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