Services for Students with Disabilities
The Tianjin Juilliard School is committed to providing qualified students who have disabilities an opportunity to participate on an equal basis in the educational programs on both campuses. Tianjin Juilliard students should contact Juilliard’s Office of Academic Support and Disability Services (OASDS) to request information about possible disability-related support and accommodations. OASDS looks forward to welcoming you to the Tianjin Juilliard community, learning about your circumstances, and providing assistance with your education.
A student with a qualifying disability who seeks OASDS support must start that process with the Juilliard New York’s OASDS. For accommodations to be granted, a student has to provide any necessary information and documentation to OASDS for review and meet with a member of OASDS to complete the interactive process, which is essential for identifying accommodations that are responsive to the individual student’s needs. Once the registration, documentation, and review process is completed, OASDS will provide the student, where appropriate, with an individually determined accommodation plan and, where necessary, the Tianjin Juilliard Office of Academic and Student Affairs will communicate with Tianjin Juilliard faculty about the accommodations to be granted to a student. A student may not make individual accommodation arrangements with a faculty member without first utilizing the OASDS process. Please note that each semester, some adjustments to accommodations may be called for, and students will need to work with OASDS to review accommodations. A student with a disability who does not seek accommodations may inform OASDS of their situation but is not required to do so. OASDS staff members are always available to meet, answer questions or provide guidance.
Details of specific procedures and requirements are available from OASDS. Forms that need to be completed and information about your rights and responsibilities are also provided by OASDS. From time to time, Juilliard may change or modify these policies, procedures, and forms, and you should make an effort to stay current on any changes. However, Tianjin Juilliard’s commitment to its students and to their opportunity to participate equally at Tianjin Juilliard remains constant.
To begin the process for receiving services from Tianjin Juilliard, a student will submit the completed Juilliard Disability Accommodation Request Form and the Disability Authorization for Release of Information Form and meet with an OASDS representative. The student should also review the Confidentiality Policy and the Grievance Procedure to be informed of the student’s rights and responsibilities. To be considered for services, including accommodations, the student needs to submit any requested medical documentation and participate in the interactive process to determine an appropriate and reasonable accommodation, if one is necessary. Requests and documentation are to be submitted sufficiently in advance to permit an assessment and determination about accommodations for the start of a class or project. Allow at least 8 weeks to have an accommodation request decided.
The student agrees that by signing and submitting the Disability Accommodation Request Form, the Disability Authorization for Release of Information Form and related materials, they are affirming that the information they have provided is complete and accurate, and that they have read and understood the information being provided by OASDS about the institutional-wide policies and procedures.
Prospective students are welcome to contact the Director of the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services at any point during their college-selection process to receive information about services provided by the office, discuss the accommodation process or to discuss documentation requirements.
Current Tianjin Juilliard Students
Tianjin Juilliard will make reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. If you are a student with a disability, you are encouraged to register with OASDS in order to establish eligibility for disability-related accommodations. Please note that this process is confidential. If you do not have documentation or have never been diagnosed, you can still contact OASDS and discuss your situation.
Shuli Xu, Associate Dean of Student Development