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Student Life Resources

The Office of Student Services helps students receive the information, resources, and support needed to be successful. Resources include tutoring, testing accommodations for eligible students, referrals to counseling and health care providers, and housing options.

Health Care, Insurance, and Immunizations

The Office of Student Services manages Student Health Insurance Program and maintains resources and information on health care options, insurance, and necessary immunizations. Learn more about the health and immunization resources available.


The Office of Student Services is available to provide  advising and counseling to students. The Office also provides referrals to local practitioners. Learn more about counseling services available.

Academic Support and Tutoring

The Student Services Office offers peer tutoring for academic classes as well as clinical tutoring. The office also offers  academic support such as testing accommodations and advice related to learning and study strategies. Learn more about academic support and tutoring available.


Student support services also include assistance in finding housing through our annual Spring Housing Fair and information about local realtors. At the fair, incoming students have lunch with the Office of Student Affairs staff, meet new classmates and potential roommates, listen to brokers tell of their apartment listings, and make appointments to see apartments for the rest of the weekend. New students often return home with a new Boston address for fall, new roommates, and new friends. Accepted students are invited to join the Accepted Students Facebook page to meet classmates and share information about housing. Learn more about housing resources.

Career Services

New England College of Optometry is committed to supporting our current and former students by providing a variety of career services. These include career seminars with alumni, networking opportunities with practicing ODs, practice management programs, and our Graduate Strong panels. We also maintain an active Optometric Practice Opportunity posting website and career resources section.  Learn more about our career services. 

Students with Disabilities

New England College of Optometry is committed to supporting and accommodating students with disabilities. Learn more about the specific policies and procedures for admission, matriculation, and continuation leading to the degree of Doctor of Optometry (OD) at the College in the Guidelines for Students with Disabilities and Required Technical Standards document.


 Commencement weekend schedule, tickets information, accessibility details, and accommodations suggestions are provided to assist you in your planning for Commencement. 

Additional Resources

More information can be found in the Student Handbook.