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Should We Tell Admission Committees About Son's Dyslexia?

Question: My son has a learning disability in reading and writing--dyslexia. Should he disclose this to colleges when he applies?

Some students who apply to college choose not to reveal their learning disabilities to admission officials. We feel that this is an appropriate decision only if there is nothing in the application or high school record that reflects the disability and needs to be justified or explained. Moreover, students who apply to college without reporting their disability run the risk of ending up in a place where their individual needs cannot be properly met.

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