Some students reach a very high level of academic achievement through sheer intelligence and hard work despite the presence of a neurological disorder. But students sometimes find that the increased academic demands and the level of independent functioning required of you at Harvard make it increasingly difficult to ignore or compensate for the limitations of a learning or attention disorder. It will be important for you to figure out how to learn your way so as to maximize your academic potential. A good first step is to make an appointment to talk with a professional. For more… Read more about How can I have gotten into Harvard if I have a neurological disorder?
If you are a Harvard College student, contact the Accessible Education Office, Smith Campus Center 486, aeo.fas.harvard.edu, 617-496-8707. If you are a graduate student, contact either the Disability Coordinator or the Dean of Students for your graduate program to request information about accommodations.
It is great that you are already starting to plan for this transition. You will find numerous resources on campus, including learning support, accommodations, and mental health care. You will find information on this website regarding the services for which you are eligible as either an undergraduate or graduate student. You are invited to come visit any of the offices listed so that we can meet you and help you get connected with whatever support you need.