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College Requirements for Students with LD


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Posted Jan 11, 2002 at 12:52:43 AM
Subject: College Requirements for Students with LD

Hi all!
I am searching for college options for my sister in law, who is a senior in high school.
She has LD & ADD. I am having trouble finding schools that have a more flexible set of requirements for addmissions. Most colleges with LD programs have requirements that she will not meet.
Either a B average or higher or a 1200 on the SAT.
Her guidance councilor has told her not to bother with taking the SAT's.
She has a solid C+ average and is a very hard worker. We have also looked at vocational schools.
None of which has an LD program. She is not sure of her major. She has an interest in the arts.
Loves furniture making. She lives in Ohio.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Many Thanks!


Kimberly

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Posted:Jan 11, 2002 1:14:56 PM

I'd get hold of the K&W Guide To Colleges For Students with Learning Disabilities. You'll find it in any good library or bookstore.

There might also be schools which teach furniture making. If she were in such a program, would it really need to be tailored to LD? Past the K&W Guide, do a web search under schools and furniture making. Years ago I had a friend who wanted to learn how to make silver jewelry. Nothing else. He found a school in Rochester Ny that taught silver jewelry making.

Good luck.

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Posted:Jan 14, 2002 11:39:40 AM

With furniture making I'd make sure she wasn't sensitive to the chemicals involved or if so, that she found a way to avoid them.
THose are pretty demanding requirements you mention -- lots of hard-working LD students start out at a community college and those study skills come in handy and sometimes they do better than in high school, and generally do well enough to transfer into that college that looked too hard at the numbers before.

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Posted:Mar 04, 2002 11:04:09 AM

The school that I go to, Fairleigh Dickinson University, has an LD program that you can still get into even if you don't meet the requirements of the school as a whole. It is a very competitive program to get in to, but if you do, you can attend the school without meeting the regular requirements for admissions. Check the address http://www.fdu.edu. It should be able to tell you things you need to know and numbers to call.

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Posted:Apr 03, 2002 10:49:36 PM

My daughter has a low ACT score and a C+ average. She has applied to Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois. This is a two year residential college which has a excellent fine arts program and meets special needs of students.

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Posted:Apr 29, 2006 8:18:53 PM

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My daughter has a low ACT score and a C+ average. She has applied to Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois. This is a two year residential college which has a excellent fine arts program and meets special needs of students.

We are also looking at Lincoln College for our LD son. Did your daughter go there and how did it work out? My son also has low ACT scores and a 2.0 average? Also do you know anything about Muskingum College in Ohio? Any information would be helpful. Phyllis

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Sue
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Posted:May 09, 2006 3:37:22 PM

What colleges are you looking at that are requiring a B average and 1200 SATs?? Try a different book; there are *many* more. Are you looking for strictly competitive colleges?
Many colleges do require *having* an SAT score, so it migh tbe worth taking it.
VOcational schools can be excellent - or they can be run by profiteers capitalizing on vulnerable people. If everybody's brilliant, it's probably the latter.
Our school does not have a formal "LD Program," but we have *many* services (including myself) for LD students. I would suggest probing a little deeper into different schools and asking what services are available.

Sue J, webmastress www.resourceroom.net

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