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I have a LEARNING DISABILITY.....
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- I am a high school senior with a learning
disability. I would like to know how much help can I get from
the 3 colleges I have chosen: Regis University in Denver, CO,
Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA and Muskingum College in OH.
- Since you do not describe the details of your learning
disability, it is difficult for me to know which school is best
suited for you. However, I can help you compare the programs and
hope that you will be able to use the information to make an
Regis University has a wonderful program for underachievers, and
will really give a chance to a student who might not have
achieved fantastic high school grades or SAT scores. Students
accepted into the Freshman Commitment Program remain there for
two semesters and if they are successful, they are admitted into
the university proper. The goals of the program are to provide
students with the support necessary to be successful learners
and to help them develop the analytical processes needed for
high achievement in an academic setting. Students in the
Commitment Program are required to limit many outside
activities such as sports and extracurriculars which could
affect their studies.
At Muskingum College, the PLUS Program supports students with
learning disabilities throughout their years at the college.
Program participation can be adjusted according to need, from
full support to partial participation (maintenance). The Program
offers qualified students individual or small group
content-based learning strategies, instruction, and content
tutorial support. The program also assists students in balancing
courses and determining appropriate academic workloads each
semester, guiding each student toward ultimate learning
Mercyhurst College offers the Structured Program for Students
with Learning Differences, which provides a full range of
services from writing and math help to a required freshman study
hall. Peer tutoring is available, as are a support group and a
When you are considering which school is best for you, remember
to think about location, size, and other offerings. It is
wonderful to have a good LD support program, but if you hate
mountains and snow, Denver might not be the place for you. It is
perfectly okay to e-mail or call the colleges and ask to speak
with someone in the Office of Learning Disabilities. If they are
accessible and answer your questions readily, you will know how
they will treat you if you become one of their students. If you
constantly get the run-around and cannot get the help you need,
you might need to think twice before you place yourself in that
You can find the home pages of these and many other colleges on
the EDUFAX site.
EDUFAX provides services for the Learning Disabled Student.
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