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I have a LEARNING DISABILITY.....
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- I am a senior. My LD has kept my grades and test
scores down, course choices simple, and extra-curricular
activities to a minimum. However, I have been told I have a great
personality. I have lots of friends and am liked by my teachers.
Are there any special strategies you would suggest to help me
get into the college of my choice?
- I hope you included a letter discussing your particular learning
disability with your college applications. It always helps to
specify exactly what your strengths and weaknesses are. Colleges
like students who can self-advocate and who know exactly what
types of support will be required in college.
A positive attitude and good social skills are very important
assests. I'm sure the teachers who wrote your recommendations
highlighted these qualities and I feel certain that they will be
considered favorably by the admissions officials reading your
application. If your first semester grades are good, you should
make sure that your guidance counselor sends an updated
transcript to each college to which you have applied. That way,
you can be considered with all your assets on the table.
Many colleges have wonderful support programs for students with
learning differences. In addition to contacting the admissions
officals, you should contact the poeple who run the learning
support centers at each school to which you have applied. Make
sure that they can provide you with the resources and support
you need. Sometimnes, the LD resource people are part of the
applications review process. If you explain your needs and they
feel you are a good candidate for their program, they may be
able to go to bat for you when the final admissions decisions
EDUFAX provides services for the Collegebound High School Student.
EDUFAX provides services for the Collegebound Learning Disabled Student.
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