The university has a Guaranteed Placement Program, which guarantees a job offer or enrollment in graduate school within 6 months after graduation, if you meet the requirements of the program which include maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0, completing an internship or approved work experience, and conducting an active job search. If you don’t get a job in your field, the school will guarantee you a 3-month paid internship in your field.
Earlier this month, Landmark College, a college serving students with language-based learning disabilities, announced three new academic programs would be starting this Fall:
- BA in Liberal Studies
- Associate of Science in Life Sciences
- Associate of Science in Computer Science/Gaming.
What’s your experience with Landmark College and how do you view these new academic programs?
After spending a day and a half at the “Professional Visit Days for Educators” at Landmark College this month, I feel strongly that Landmark College is a college that changes lives.
If you have attended or visited Landmark College, share your experiences.
If you are a student with Learning Differences and/or ADHD, I recommend that you research and visit with the personnel in the departments that provide disability services at the college. These services may be in one department or spread over several departments with names like Disability Support Services, Office of Disability Support, Learning Support Center, and Academic Support Center. Think about what information you need to help you decide whether the program meets your needs.
Some questions you may have are:
- What is the philosophy of the program?
- How many professionals are on staff?
- What services, accommodations, workshops, and adaptive technology are available?
- What is the procedure for students to receive accommodations from a professor?
- How many tutors are on staff? Are they peer or professional tutors? How often can students be tutored? What subjects is tutoring available for?
- Are there organizational coaches?
- How many students are accepted in the program each year? How many apply?
- Is there a fee for the program? How much is the fee?
- How does the graduation rate for students in the program compare to the overall graduation rate?
- What documentation is needed to apply for the program? Is there a separate application for the program? Is an interview required?
- Is there an orientation before the freshman year?
What other questions would you ask?
I will be giving a talk on “College Support for Students with Learning Differences or ADHD” on Tuesday, November 16 at 7 pm in Somerville, NJ. For more information and to register, call 908.725.7799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.