The very fact that you've been accepted to college means that your school believes in your capabilities and wants you to succeed. To make that success a reality, they'll do their best to provide whatever services you may need. But the only way for them to know what support you need is for you to tell them, especially if you have a learning difference. In this situation, you'll need to communicate with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) before classes begin to ensure your needs are clear. Here are some tips on how to get the help you need to accommodate a learning difference.
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