College resources for students with LD or AD/HD

Whether your teen with LD or AD/HD is college-bound or already on campus, he'll find this resource list invaluable.

By Lisa Kay

Kids with LD or AD/HD continue to struggle when they reach college. Fortunately, information and help is available! Here' a list of resources for college students seeking information on college planning and selection, test accommodations, financial aid, legal rights and responsibilities, and study skills.

Test accommodations

ACT Policy for Documentation to Support Requests for Testing Accommodations on the ACT Assessment
Learn about the documentation necessary for students with disabilities to be granted accommodations on the ACT Assessment, a national college admissions exam.

ETS Policy Statement for Documentation of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) in Adolescents and Adults
Learn about the documentation necessary for students with AD/HD to be granted accommodations on the following tests: SAT, Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, Graduate Record Exams (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Praxis Series, School Leadership Series, and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

ETS Policy Statement for Documentation of a Learning Disability in Adolescents and Adults
Learn about the documentation necessary for students with LD to be granted accommodations on the following tests: SAT, Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, Graduate Record Exams (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Praxis Series, School Leadership Series, and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Summer precollege programs

Summer Precollege Programs for Students with Disabilities — 2007 Edition
Find resources for students with disabilities seeking to prepare for college and enhance college performance, but not limited to students who have been admitted to the college.

Planning and preparing for college

College Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities, U.S. Department of Education
Assuring high school IEP and coursework will met college entrance requirements; college selection and planning.

Tips for College Bound High School Students with Diagnosed Learning Disabilities
Practical tips and self-awareness exercises for college-bound high school students with LD.

Success in College for Adults with Learning Disabilities (pdf)

R U Ready: Helping Students Assess Their Readiness for Postsecondary Education (pdf)

Tips for success in college

Web resources

Self-Advocacy for College Students

Study Strategies Homepage, University of Minnesota

Improve Your Studying Skills, University of North Carolina (pdf)

Cornell Note-Taking System (pdf)

Books

Colleges With Programs or Services for Students With Learning Disabilities (3rd ed.)
By Midge Lipkin. Contains information on 770 colleges with programs for students with LD.

The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students With Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder (9th ed.)
By Marybeth Kravets and Imy F. Wax. Offers information on 339 schools.

Learning How to Learn: Getting Into and Surviving College When You Have a Learning Disability
By Joyanne Cobb

Peterson's Colleges With Programs for Students With Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders
By Charles T. Mangrum and Stephen S. Strichart. Contains information about more than 750 college programs in the United States and Canada.

Transition Skills for Post Secondary Success: Reflections for Students With Learning Disabilities
Edited by Teresa Allissa Citro. This publication offers expert guidance from leaders in the field of learning disabilities.