4) Update the testing if necessary.
Testing should be no more than three years old; some schools ask for material no more than two years old. Junior year is a good time to begin arrangements. Find out from the colleges you are potentially applying to what kind and type of documentation they need before you arrange for testing, and then speak to your high school guidance office. They may or may not be able to provide exactly what the college asks for and it will be your responsibility, not the high school’s to comply.
5) Visit the college(s) of your choice.
Either late junior year or during senior year, visit the Admissions Office and the office providing special services. Interview them as much as they interview you. They may have the learning disabilities support you want, but do they have the sports? The major? The student life?
Remember, when researching schools of interest, there’s a big difference between services and programs for students with learning disabilities. If you go through the above exercise you will be able to determine what you will need for help and can incorporate that into your decision making process. Or if you are unsure of the differences or want to know what questions you should be asking the colleges, then give College Planning Solutions® at call at 781.681.9411.