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Posted Apr 04, 2003 at 8:34:21 PM
Subject: One Course a Month

I got my undergrad degree at a college where they offered one course a month . I am looking for colleges that offer one course every three to six weeks to get my masters degree at.
Does anybody know of colleges that offer classes in above mentioned format?

It made my life so much easier doing one class of the time. I would recommend it to anyone with LD.

Thanks a lot .

Suzanne

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Posted:Apr 06, 2003 8:51:21 AM

What college did you attend that offered one course a month? What a great way to go through college?

There should be high schools like that as well.

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Posted:Apr 06, 2003 5:13:43 PM

I attended National University has about 30 campuses in California the main campus is in San Diego. I attended the Orange County campuses. National University is no thrill college meaning no sports, no fraternities and sorority. It is primarily for adult learners. But I know several people who have gone there straight from high school. I came from the JC . I went to the JC straight out of high school been transferred to National University.

National University has no special programs for learning disabilities. They do have VERY GOOD accommodation. And they're very willing to accommodate.

I received extra time on tests, notetaker, reader/writer test , tape classes, I was allowed to tape answers to exam .

Problems were usually resolved within 48 hours.

Hey no schools is perfect.

But it was the best decision of my life. I just wish that National University had a master's program that I was interested in.

I would highly recommended for any student with a learning disability.

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Posted:Apr 07, 2003 4:17:16 PM

Try these: Cornell college in Iowa (I believe), Tusculum college, or Colorado College. I have checked into Cornell College and they do say that their school is not suggested for somebody with LDs. How did you get through all of the courses with tremendous reading (or are you a fast reader). I would like to know bcs for organizational reasons, and focusing, I feel one class at a time is wonderful, but I do not see how it works for someone that is an average to slow reader and needs the time to comprehend. This is not a problem for some classes but literature classes, religion, philos., classes might be impossible. Please let me know. I hope that I have helped you.

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Posted:Apr 07, 2003 5:24:11 PM

HI June :

You bring up a good point about the volume of reading. I am severely dyslexic. I am very slow reader. I've never would made it through college without RFBD(Recordings for the Blind Dyslexic).
A few times my books were not on tape .I talked to the instructor and they were usually willing to cut down the reading. Regards to literature courses and history courses honestly I think some of my history courses had more reading them my literature courses. I actually did remarkably well in history and literature courses at national I think the lowest grade I ever got B+. It was easier for me to digest one subject at a time instead of trying to balance 5 class. Actually if you are taking five classes at a time compared to taking one course months the reading amount is about the same or a little less.I was taking upper division courses mostly history and English. I think that them telling you that there's more reading it 's scared tactic .

At National University my admissions adviser at the time I enrolled had coupled of students with LD all doing very well. I believe that all my admissions/tracking adviser's would recommend the one month format for LD.

I have actually heard the one month format for LD is a good idea. My GPA went up about .7.


Suzanne

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Posted:Apr 07, 2003 6:59:26 PM

In the back of my mind I felt that it was a scare tactic, but was not willing to experiment, sending my son somewhere, where he does not belong. I do feel that he would be better off not juggling 4 classes, but the amount of reading for him might not be good when taking english or history. When you have 4 classes and are doing the beginning undergrad classes (ie: core curriculum) math might be in there with English to create some balance. For a disorganized student the one class program might be an excellent choice. Your being dyslexic, and their willingness to accomodate you sounds great. Did you find them this willing to help accross the board with professors, or just a couple?

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Posted:Apr 08, 2003 11:18:13 AM

HI June:

I never had a problem with any of my professor's. There was 2 professors that I was afraid to go to and they were willing to talk to the professors first and smooth the way.
I took classes in the following areas 4 History ,4 English, 2 Math ,2 Communication ,2 Scine, 1Psychology, 2 Sociology, 1 Global Study and a 1 portfolio/practicum course.
It almost came to easy to deal with my professors they were all wonderful . Most accommodating seem to be History ,English ,Sociology ,Global Study .
I did take 2 of the 4 English classes online just seem to be easier for me. They were hard but I knew that I had more time to work on each assignment. Advanced composition and introduction literature online and took creative writing and children's literature in the class room with the biggest book ever which we read about of 1/10 and 30 Dr. Seuss that was my project.

National University adults learning in a lot of my classes I was the youngest. I'm aware of the fact that now there is a new program that national University designed for student coming right out of high school it is on one of their San Diego campuses. I attended their Orange County, California campuses which are Costa Mesa and Orange City campuses.
They have a new ADA coordinator. But that really doesn't matter you don't use ADA coordinator that much I mainly used the site liaisonand or admission counselor/adviser. The key is to find a good admission counselor / adviser.
You are very right when you say it's great for student who is disorganize.
Where in your son in his schooling???
Where are you located???
Going to the national University was the best decision I ever made.

If you want E-mail me at < see92646@yahoo.com > . I can gave you more specific through E- mail.

Hope this help .

Suzanne

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Posted:Apr 08, 2003 5:35:47 PM

Suzanne, thank you for this information. It is very informative for me. Just one more school to consider. My son is a sophomore in h.s.. He has difficulty staying focused to comprehend a lot of reading material, but does not have dyslexia. He does have a tough time keeping organized and juggling 8 courses in high school (5 of the 8 are really academic). I think that he would do better if he attended to maybe 1 class at a time. I will have to look into the program in San Diego. Do you know anything else about that San Diego campus? San Diego is a great place to go to college :).

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Posted:Apr 10, 2003 10:30:45 PM

What about a on-line degree? That might give you similar accomodations.

What kind of a MA do you want? Goddard College in Vermont has on line MA degrees for a start. What about the California State Universities? I'm sure they have on-line programs. With some online programs, you can work at your own speed.

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Posted:Apr 17, 2003 10:38:31 AM

University of Phoenix. Its based out of Arizona, but they have campuses all over the US. Its the same deal, one class at a time, for 4 or 5 weeks, for BS's and Masters degrees. They even do online classes. I think this is an amazing school for people like myself with LD and ADD. Check it out. The only thing is, u have to be atleast 22 by the time u start, or meet some other work reqierments to start at a younger age. www.phoenix.edu

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Posted:Dec 28, 2003 1:39:34 PM

If I remember correctly, I went to school with a boy who choose Colorado College. They operate soley one a one course at a time system. I don't know if the college is LD friendly, its a good school and academically rigorous. I have had no contact with the person who i associated with that I know went there, but, I can tell you that he was a straight a student and second in his class. (note: my high school was very small, average senior class 20-40, varying by year.)

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