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I have a LEARNING DISABILITY.....

Question #52:
  • I am interested in majoring in Communications, but my GPA = 2.7. I have an IEP due to ADHD. I would like a program that is much more hands-on and less classroom theory. Do you have any ideas where I should apply? I am an American student interested in schools in the US and in Canada. (courtesy Matthew Thomsen, Wilbraham, MA)
Answer #52:
  • Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire, has a good hands-on Communications major program and excellent support for students with learning differences. You will find similar programs at Quinnipiac University and Mitchell College, both in Connecticut, and at Hofstra University in New York.
    You can find the homepages of these and all (yes ALL!) the colleges in the USA through the EDUFAX web site.
    Since the Canadian school system is very different from the American system, I do not recommend that American students with learning differences look at Canadian colleges. Most Canadian students attend Grade 13, and are way ahead of American students in baseline courses when they begin their university studies. The transition to college is difficult enough for a student with learning differences. It becomes much too complicated when it is necessary to factor in another educational system and a different culture.
    EDUFAX provides services for the Learning Disabled Student.
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