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Should You Disclose a Disability When Applying to College?

Should You Disclose a Disability When Applying to College?

Students with disabilities often wonder whether to discuss their diagnoses on college applications. It’s a great question, and a very personal decision. In general, there’s no reason to assume that disclosure will either help or hurt a student’s...
3 Steps to Acing the “Why us?” Essay

3 Steps to Acing the “Why us?” Essay

3 Steps to Acing the “Why us?” Essay If you’ve started working on supplementary college essays, you may have seen prompts asking you to explain why you’re choosing to apply to that school. For example, Tufts University asks, “Which aspects of the Tufts undergraduate...
9 Tips for International Students Applying to American Graduate Schools

9 Tips for International Students Applying to American Graduate Schools

The United States offers a wealth of opportunities for higher education, so it should be no surprise that it’s a popular destination for students from many other countries. But the world of graduate study is distinctive, and it pays to learn some of the subtleties of...
Video: What LD Students Need to Succeed in College

Video: What LD Students Need to Succeed in College

Did you miss the Learning Disabilities Association of NJ virtual conference on Life and High School and Beyond? Here’s the video recording of our presentation, What LD Students Need to Succeed in College, where I discuss college readiness, gap year options,...
Well Done, Students!

Well Done, Students!

We are so excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our students, thanks to their diligent efforts. Coming from both public and private schools worldwide, our students (many with disabilities) have recently been accepted to undergraduate and graduate programs...