Learning Resource: Choosing a College
What should you consider when picking a college?
Many colleges and universities have programs or services that respond to the needs of students with learning disabilities. This page will help you gather the necessary information to find a match between your needs and the array of options available.
Before starting your college search, you and your parents should talk to your high school guidance counselor, classroom teachers, and special education teacher to be clear about the specific services you will need in a college.
The best college or university for you is the one that meets your individual needs and academic goals.
Accommodations — Without Fee
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, accommodations for eligible students are available without fee at all colleges. Eligibility under these statutes is determined case-by-case based on documentation of a learning disability or AD/HD. The disability must currently substantially limit a major life activity, including learning.
In addition to the above accommodations the University offers a comprehensive fee-for-service program staffed by professionals with advanced degrees. The following questions are designed to help you explore resources, services, and comprehensive programs at Adelphi University and elsewhere.
Questions to ask a college or university
Learn how to ask questions that make sure you find a college or university that meets your needs.