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I have a LEARNING DISABILITY.....
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- I have LD, am in all honors courses and have all A's.
However my SAT scores are not as good. I have taken the SAT twice,
and scored 1040 & 1010. Can I apply to colleges without reporting my
scores? (courtesy Jennifer Schwam, Gladwyne, PA)
- There are some fine colleges which de-emphasize standardized testing
and choose candidates on the basis of academic achievement and
extracurricular accomplishments. Obviously, your particular learning
difference makes it difficult for you to decide which information is
correct on a standardized test. I do not know your specific
diagnosis, but based on my experience, these are some of the
questions you should ask yourself:
When you apply to colleges, you would probably benefit from working
with an independent consultant who could discuss your talents with
college admissions officers and minimize your SAT scores. Don't
worry! If you keep up your grades at the A level in Honors classes,
many colleges will be delighted to offer you a place in the
- Do I need any accommodations regarding test taking?
- Would I do better if I had extended time for test taking?
- Would I do better if I had a reader?
- Do I need help with time management?
- Do I need help with anxiety management?
Do not select your schools, however, by this criterion alone.
Present yourself as a complete, productive package, and your SAT
scores will fade into the background at schools that do not use
automatic number cutoffs.
You can find a listing of special educational books and CD-ROMS available on
the Internet and compare their prices, on the EDUFAX site.
EDUFAX provides services for the Learning Disabled Student.
- Students who read this question were also interested in:
- Q.#2 : Should I declare my disabilities when I apply to college ?
- Q.#94 : I am looking for colleges that do not require the SAT or ACT
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