Information for Prospective Students
Vassar College offers equal educational opportunities and reasonable accommodations for the needs of qualified students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Vassar seeks to enroll students of proven academic ability who present evidence of personal achievement, motivation, and potential as evidenced by their academic record, essays, letters of recommendation, and out-of-class involvement. Standardized test scores are also reviewed, as an indicator of academic aptitude, and Vassar accepts scores from nonstandard administrations of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), as approved and administered by the College Entrance Examination Board. Individuals with disabilities who apply for admission are considered in the same manner as any other applicant. Vassar College encourages and gives full consideration to applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veterans status, or disability.
While Vassar makes no pre-admission inquiry about an applicant's disability, prospective students are welcome to contact the director of the Office for Accessibility and Educational Opportunity (AEO) for information. You are also encouraged to visit the campus to learn more about our academic programs, tour our beautiful campus, sit in on a class, stay overnight in a dorm, or take an online tour. Student guided public tours of the campus are offered by the Admissions Office Monday through Friday throughout the year. Please contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a tour or to receive more information.