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Posted Mar 14, 2001 at 12:00:01 AM
Subject: Colleges in New York

I have an LD son who is a Junior in High School. He has done well in school but does not test well on standardized tests. Are there schools in New York, preferably at SUNY school, that will look at coursework as opposed to SAT scores for admission. Thank you.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

: There is a website which is www.fairtest.org,I think. Fairtest is an organization that is opposed to the use of standardized testing in college admission processes. Part of its website is a list of all the colleges that now no longer required the SATs.As to what any individual college weights the most, you could also try looking at Princeton Review's Best 331 Colleges book. They have a "blurb" on many colleges and that blurb includes a numbered list of in which order the college weights SATs vs. high school grades vs. recommendations vs. personal essay, etc.Bard College in New York (but sadly not a part of the SUNY system) does not want a prospective student's SAT scores.Good luck.I have an LD son who is a Junior in High School. He has done well in
: school but does not test well on standardized tests. Are there
: schools in New York, preferably at SUNY school, that will look at
: coursework as opposed to SAT scores for admission. Thank you.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

PASSWORD>aaypjoGdHk2QkI have been told by my son's guidance counselor that Dowling on Long Island does not require SAT's. We live on Long Island and he does not want to go away to school. SUNY Stony Brook provides only the legally mandated help for LD students. We are looking at Hofstra, C W Post and Adelphi as they have strong LD support programs. New York Institute of Technology does have them as well. Hope this helps.: I have an LD son who is a Junior in High School. He has done well in
: school but does not test well on standardized tests. Are there
: schools in New York, preferably at SUNY school, that will look at
: coursework as opposed to SAT scores for admission. Thank you.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

: As : I have an LD son who is a Junior in High School. He has done well inAlso try Concordia College. They do not use SATs for acceptance.Hofsta is another good program as well as Iona, Manhattan College, Manhattan ville College,Marist, and SUNY at Farmingdale> The other colleges mentioned all have good programs.Good Luck!

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

This is not about colleges in New York, but just good technical colleges for Computer science in the USA that have separate admissions criteria for LD students. I mean, if they have a minimum gpa requirement of 3.5, what chance does an LD kid have?? I have a son who is a 12th grader , got a 1370 on the sat.. 690verbal and 680 math,( taken with extra time) but dosent do well at school because he gets no accomodtions or concessions as the school claims they have no support services for students with disabilities. So his gpa is 2.47 unwieghted.. averge of 80% ( doing the rigourous IB diploma)..Many colleges weight this by a +1, but some just dont seem to understand . Rejection letters keep coming in and its heartbreaking. Is there anybody here who can suggest ideas for an indian international student with the above problems?? The diagnosis ws very late.. in the 10th grade and hence his pre diagnosis grades are even poorer as we did not know then that he had processing difficulties. He has dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. Jeanettewhich is hardly what colleges are looking for. If : Also try Concordia College. They do not use SATs for
: acceptance.Hofsta is another good program as well as Iona,
: Manhattan College, Manhattan ville College,Marist, and SUNY at
: Farmingdale> The other colleges mentioned all have good
: programs.Good Luck!

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

PASSWORD>aaypjoGdHk2QkHave you considered a local community college for the 1st year to get some of the general requirements for a BA out of the way? They accept everyone and he can then transfer to a 4 year college. Most colleges care more about a student's ability IN COLLEGE rather than their high school history. If he can pass classes in the community college, many 4 year schools will accept him. And don't forget that he can get accommodations in college with the proof (within 3 years) of a disability with a standardized test form a psychologist.: This is not about colleges in New York, but just good technical
: colleges for Computer science in the USA that have separate
: admissions criteria for LD students. I mean, if they have a
: minimum gpa requirement of 3.5, what chance does an LD kid have??
: I have a son who is a 12th grader , got a 1370 on the sat..
: 690verbal and 680 math,( taken with extra time) but dosent do well
: at school because he gets no accomodtions or concessions as the
: school claims they have no support services for students with
: disabilities. So his gpa is 2.47 unwieghted.. averge of 80% (
: doing the rigourous IB diploma)..Many colleges weight this by a
: +1, but some just dont seem to understand . Rejection letters keep
: coming in and its heartbreaking. Is there anybody here who can
: suggest ideas for an indian international student with the above
: problems?? The diagnosis ws very late.. in the 10th grade and
: hence his pre diagnosis grades are even poorer as we did not know
: then that he had processing difficulties. He has dyslexia,
: dysgraphia and dyscalculia. Jeanette: which is hardly what colleges are looking for. If : Also try
: Concordia College. They do not use SATs for

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

Hi, Thanks for the thoughtful response and your suggestion. Idid give the community college idea a run in my mind, but discovered that US Immigrations do not generally permit visas for students going to community college. Also transfering credit and securing admission later in a 4 year college for an international student is not as easy as it is for resident americans. Hence the anxiety. Im going to investigate this further though, and see if I can come up with any solutions. Thanks again, Jeanette.: Have you considered a local community college for the 1st year to get
: some of the general requirements for a BA out of the way? They
: accept everyone and he can then transfer to a 4 year college. Most
: colleges care more about a student's ability IN COLLEGE rather
: than their high school history. If he can pass classes in the
: community college, many 4 year schools will accept him. And don't
: forget that he can get accommodations in college with the proof
: (within 3 years) of a disability with a standardized test form a
: psychologist.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

PASSWORD>aaelL4nntNW3oHere is a web page that will tell you all the services for special needs students provided at all New York colleges. http://www.nysed.gov/HighEd/Disabil.htm SUNY Plattsburgh will admit some students by committee. They base admission more on whether or not they feel the student can succeed rather than on test scores. They have a very good special services program there also. :I have an LD son who is a Junior in High School. He has done well in
: school but does not test well on standardized tests. Are there
: schools in New York, preferably at SUNY school, that will look at
: coursework as opposed to SAT scores for admission. Thank you.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

: I have an LD son who is a Junior in High School. He has done well in
: school but does not test well on standardized tests. Are there
: schools in New York, preferably at SUNY school, that will look at
: coursework as opposed to SAT scores for admission. Thank you.We have three teenagers in h.s., the youngest is LD and in 9th grade, while checking out colleges for our current 12th grader, we came across the University of Massachusetts (campus ?) but it is about 30 miles from New York State border and a straight line across from Albany. They require no SAT for documented LD students. Also, because it is so close to Vermont and New York State they will not charge full out of state fees for residents of New York and Vermont. It isn't a big campus as most of the SUNY schools are. So start checking into it. It looks like a private school with a SUNY price. If they are willing to accept students without SAT, it should be assumed that they would offer services. I feel for you and your son. As we are looking for the older children for colleges, I am earmarking them for our son. Good luck.

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Posted:Nov 21, 2001 7:55:09 PM

Just stumbled across your post. I have a son who is a junior in High School in California who might like to attend a UC......but .....has nver been able to take a satndardized test. He was assessed as dyslexic in the first grade and it was suggested that he not take standardized tests.....so here we are up against college admissions and I happen to come across an article about a law that was passed (and is still on the books, I checked) in Massachuetts that says that student with diabilities including dyslexia may waive college admission standardized testing at their public colleges and universities. Wow! ETS even came to the hearings and was pro. (Makes sense.....why would they want high achieving LD kids screwing up their stats.) Anyway, why doesn't every state have a law like this. If they don't know that a dyslexic student has to work 5X as hard to achieve a 4.0 and that info obviously won't show up on standardized tests where the heck have they been?

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