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I have a LEARNING DISABILITY.....
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- I have a learning disability. I did a semester program
away from home. Because I work more slowly than my peers, I did not
have time to finish my work while I was at the program. My grades
dropped significantly from what they had been at my home school,
although the curriculum was not more difficult. If I explain the
circumstances to the colleges, will it improve my chances for
- Do you have accommodations at your home school which were not
granted to you at the semester away? If so, then you can easily
explain why it was difficult for you to keep up with your work and
your grades in a program which did not grant you similar
Even if you have no accommodations at your home school, it is easy
to understand why it might be difficult for you to adapt to a new
routine and new academic conditions in only one semester.
You can explain the special circumstances in your college
application by attaching a supplementary essay. Make it clear that
you learned a great deal from the experience, but that problems with
processing speed prevented you from showing this in your written
work. It is difficult to say whether or not this will have an effect
on your chances for admission, but it is always beneficial to
explain unusual academic circumstances, especially when there has
been an uncharacteristic drop in grades.
EDUFAX provides services for the Learning Disabled Student.
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