Choosing a college is never easy. The decision deserves your time and careful consideration as you search for the school with the right mix of programs and services to reach your goals.
If you're a college-bound student with a learning disability, finding the school that's the best match for you is especially important. A school with the appropriate resource and staff support will help you make a smooth transition from high school to college. With the continued support of the right program, you can make your college years one of the most fulfilling times of your life.
If you're looking for a university that takes a personal interest in your success, with a caring and highly trained staff of professional educators, take a closer look at FDU. It just may be the right place for you.
Each year, the Regional Center at FDU admits a limited number of students into its program. If you are interested in being considered for admission, you should:
* Be intellectually capable of meeting the demands of college studies with appropriate support; and
* Be motivated for academic success and be willing to invest the time and effort needed to succeed.
Students enrolled in the Regional Center program at FDU have prepared for college during high school by taking college preparatory courses. They also have been mainstreamed throughout their high school studies.
In addition to the special application for admission, records detailing the diagnosis of your learning disability are also required. A psychological evaluation and an individualized learning evaluation (dated within the two years preceding your application) must be provided. You will also be asked to provide information about any academic assistance received in the past as well as other relevant diagnostic material.
There is no specific deadline to apply for admission into the Regional Center. However, the number of applications received regularly exceeds the number of available positions in the program. Interested students are strongly encouraged, therefore, to apply as early as possible. In addition to incoming freshmen, a limited number of openings are available each year for transfer students.
In 1988, the Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities was established at FDU as one of four regional centers funded by the State of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education to provide services to college students with learning disabilities. Since that time, students from throughout the United States have discovered how the learning disability center at FDU can help them succeed. Its comprehensive program offers a structured plan of intensive advisement, academic support and counseling services that is tailored to the unique needs of students with learning disabilities.
In 1991, FDU's learning disabilities center was recognized in a national competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education as one of seven national models of exemplary post-secondary education for students with learning disabilities.
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