Question: If GPA and SAT's are low due to a dyslexia diagnosis late in freshmen year, how do I access an okay college for my child? She is a student with a great work ethic and wonderful social skills etc., but her grades suffered due to test scores (memory based l.d.) Do I call each school before applying and ask if they consider LD students? It all seems based on numbers, but I'd take her in my classroom over some high scoring students!
Many colleges will welcome your daughter and will allow some wiggle-room for her dyslexia when it comes to grades and test scores, if her recommendations attest to the fact that the numbers don't really represent her abilities. Do you think she would be most successful at a college that is specifically for dyslexic students (i.e., Landmark College in Vermont), one that has a special program for dyslexic students, or at any school where she can get the necessary support for her learning disability?