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college for Orthodox kid with LDs

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Posted Feb 02, 2005 at 1:56:22 PM
Subject: college for Orthodox kid with LDs

Any suggestions? My son is only a sophomore-- GPA is 3.25 in private day school and has some accomodations. His PSAT predict an SAT of 1100-1200. He uses a computer for all word processing. His weaknesses are mainly in writing (grammar/punctuation/spelling/structuring what he knows for expositon) and also in math-- first kid to know concepts and goes directly to answers. Even though he's generally right he has trouble w/completing steps as he solves problems-- careless errors etc...

His passion is history and everything Jewish. He thinks he might want to major in business with a minor in history or Jewish studies. Needs kosher dining and access to enough Jewish young men for prayer. Wondering what schools would be good??

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Posted:Feb 02, 2005 2:27:20 PM

At the University of Memphis, which is where I am a student, they have a great Judiac studies program. You would not htink...Memphis=Judiaic Studies...but there program is nice. I am an English major there, but I have taken more than a few Judiac Studies courses and think that whole department rocks.

I am a bad typest...

Their Offices of Student Disabilities is in the process of having some housekeeping done. One fellow in a position of authority there, has already been fired. I feel confident the issues those offices had shall be resolved, so do not worry about that.

My Uni's web site is memphis.edu

I do not know if there are Kosher meals (I do not live on campus and bring my lunch, eh? So I have no idea) but there is a Jewish Student Organisation as well as a Jewish Community Center really close to the University. And, there is a chain of Grocery stores that are Kosher called Schnucks...those are everywhere.


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Posted:Feb 08, 2005 3:22:42 PM

Have you looked into Yeshiva University in New York City?


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Posted:Mar 15, 2006 2:00:35 PM

My daughter is a freshman at YU. She's currently an Accounting major at Sy Syms(YU). Also how about U of Maryland,College Park & Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus. They all should be doable.

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Posted:Aug 10, 2006 12:49:56 AM

In what state does he want to attend college?

I recently saw a list of schools that provide good accomodations for students with LDs in a book in a local library here in the Greater Cleveland Area. I cannot recall the title, but it was something like post secondary and LD.

As for kosher food and a minyan, are there any schools in your county, perhaps, where he could go? If he wants to go away from home, check out YU.

I went to Kent State for undergrad and cooked my own food, but there is not a minyan there.

What about a local community college for the first 2 years?

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