We conduct an individualized assessment of each candidate.
The Learning Resource Program conducts a highly individualized assessment of each candidate’s application and documentation. Candidates may or may not meet admission criteria to the University based on standardized test scores.
Criteria for admission include:
- Primary diagnosis of specific learning disability or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Other diagnoses will not be considered.
- Average to superior intelligence as measured by the WAIS-IV.
- Candidates will be socially mature and have demonstrated motivation to participate in the Program and to meet the intellectual challenges and responsibilities of university life. These qualities are assessed in interviews with the professional staff and through recommendations.
- Applicants will have succeeded in college preparatory courses and shown progress in their academic careers.
- Two letters of recommendation by professionals in the field (learning specialists, tutors, teachers, educational psychologists).
Required Documentation for the Learning Resource Program*
Students are required to submit the following to the office of the Learning Resource Program:
- A recent psycho-educational evaluation that provides clear evidence of a specific learning disability and/or AD/HD. Suggested reasonable accommodations must be included.
- Cognitive Testing: The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition, (WAIS-IV), including index scores or the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability. -The WASI (Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence) is not acceptable.
- Achievement: The Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV) or the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT). Either must be accompanied by a thorough interpretive report.
- The applicant’s most recent Individual Educational Plan (IEP).
- A completed application to the Learning Resource Program (in addition to the separate Admissions Application to the University).
- Two letters of recommendation by professionals in the field of learning disabilities.
- Transfer students must submit a high school transcript.
- Official attendance records.
- Appropriate candidates will require a personal interview.
- If applicable, you may download the Diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Certification Form.
The Learning Resource Program will conduct a comprehensive and individualized evaluation of each candidate’s application and interview. Judgment of the professional staff will determine eligibility for the Program. Admission to the Learning Resource Program is limited.
Applications, including all documentation must be received by March 1. For more information about admission to the Learning Resource Program call 516.877.4710.
*The information requested is intended for use solely in connection with the University’s voluntary action efforts to overcome the effects of conditions that may have resulted in limited participation of qualified disabled students. Response to these items is voluntary and will be kept confidential and used only in accordance with this part. Refusal to provide this information will not subject the applicant to any adverse treatment by the University.
Admission Requirements for the University
Applicants for admission to the program and the University must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
- Completed admission application, together with a nonrefundable fee of $40. (Check the box on the application marked LRP. Checking this box will not affect the admission decision.)
- An official high school transcript.
- Official transcripts from any other colleges attended.
- An essay. (See application instructions.)
- SAT scores.
- Freshman applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation. (See application instructions).
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