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what california colleges accept math waivers?

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Posted Feb 12, 2009 at 2:43:44 AM
Subject: what california colleges accept math waivers?

i have a severe math learning disability and i plan to transfer from a junior college and i would like to know what colleges in california (i prefer southern california) offer math waivers.

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Posted:Feb 15, 2009 10:44:37 AM

You'll have to do your own research on this one! Call up the place you're interested in and ask if they accept them or not. I was always under the impression that you have to have math in any accreditted program.

Good luck!

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Posted:Jun 06, 2009 4:24:57 AM

All colleges, jobs, etc. are required by federal law to make reasonable accommodations; so unless you're planning on majoring in math, chemistry, or physics, you should be okay no matter where you go:


(BTW: in most/all legal literature, learning disabilities are developmental disabilities)

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Posted:Oct 10, 2009 4:31:58 PM

Hello - How many times does a college require a student to repeat Math courses before they will consider a Math substitution in order to graduate with an AA or Transfer to 4 year university?
That is my predicament. I am 55 years old, and never bothered to consider a college education because of my bad experiences with what are now determined to be learning disabilities. I have a 3.7 GPA and am a Chicana/Chicano Ethnic studies major. This major does not require intensive Math curriculum but I can't even get past Math 20. I started out with Math 10, repeated that and got a 'B' the second time. I took Math 15, repeated it, got an A although the teacher let us have 95 points of extra credit (most unusual) which is how I was able to pass. I took Math 20 last year and withdrew as the teacher I took the Math class with was hostile to DSS students. She would not allow me to take the tests in the Disability test facilities and I had to file a grievance. I could not finish her class as she made it unbearable for me but I stayed as long as I could, withdrawing 1 month with a 'W' before the semester finished.
I am now repeating Math 20 again and still the same math problems (I have trouble retaining what I learn).
I actually enjoy some of these problems as they are challenging to figure out. But I have to learn and remember 4 chapters each week with these methodologies that I cannot remember if my life depended on it.

The DSS (Disability)counselor is the person who mentioned Course Substition. However she balked this semester saying she wanted me to attend all the labs(which I did last semester), do all the homework(which I also did), use the tutors (which I also did), and complete the Math course til the end even if I Fail. Then once I have proven that I am as disabled as they determined in tests through possibly failing the course, then she 'may' consider a course substitution.
I am ready to drop out altogether because I am so frustrated. Classes have been cut so this situation is also impacting my ability to proceed with my dream of an education.

I am trying to seek at least a concurrent enrollment program at either UCLA or Cal State Long Beach but wondering if I should speak to the Disability Services counselors at these 2 universities first to see what they recommend? I'm at my wits end because I worked so hard to keep good grades and it is so sad that at this point in my life when I feel like I really am not stupid, that I really do have a problem with numbers.
I'm not getting any younger. Every time I take a quic or an exam, I end up crying in my private test room because my mind goes blank.
If anyone has any recommendations on how to approach either my college counselor or the universities I mentioned, I'd be grateful.

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