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Learning Support Program: Application Process
Applicants to the Learning Support Program should possess the following:
- A documented learning disability /ADD/ADHD
- Aptitude solidly in the average range
- A college preparatory course of study
- A commitment to work with a Learning Specialist
Admission to Marist
Students wishing to participate in the Learning Support Program must apply to Marist College by submitting a regular application to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. In addition, a separate Application for the Learning Support Program must be completed. You can obtain this application from the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility at (845) 575-3274 or by clicking on the link below.
Early Decision I
Marist offers two binding Early Decision options in which candidates are limited to Marist as their sole choice. Marist's Early Decision I deadline is November 15, and notifications will be mailed mid-December. Accepted candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit by February 15.
Marist also offers a flexible Early Action option for students who wish to find out early, but are not ready to commit. The deadline for this non-binding option is November 15, and notifications are mailed mid-January. Accepted candidates will have until May 1 to submit a non-refundable deposit.
Early Decision II
The second binding Early Decision option is Early Decision II. Early Decision II applications must be completed by February 15, and notifications will be mailed late February. Accepted candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit by March 1.
The last deadline for freshman applicants is Regular Decision. These non-binding applications must be received by February 15, and notifications are mailed mid-March. Accepted candidates have until May 1 to submit a non-refundable deposit.
Steps From Application to Decision
The applicant must complete both the Learning Support Program Application and Marist application for general admission.
All applicants must submit the following directly to the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility by the appropriate application deadline:
- Results of psychological evaluation (WAIS or WISC) recent within 3 years, to include a diagnosis, subtest scores, narrative/history, recommendations for accommodations;
- Educational evaluation that provides current levels of achievement in math, reading and written expression
- Most recent IEP/504 plan if available
- Two letters of recommendation by teachers, tutors (someone who is familiar with your learning style)
- An unofficial high school transcript which shows enrollment in a college preparatory course of study
- An essay as specified on the Learning Support Program Application
- SAT / ACT test scores are optional with your application. If sharing, please include a paper copy with your application.
- The Application fee of $25 (This is a non-refundable application fee required regardless of the Learning Support Program decision. It is also non-refundable should the student decide to withdraw their application from consideration for the Learning Support Program.)
The applicant must submit to the Marist Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline:
When both sets of information have been received in their respective offices, the entire application will be reviewed in the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility.
After applications have been reviewed, those most qualified and suited to the Program will be invited to interview.
Applicants should be aware that admission to this Program is competitive, and that only a limited number of spaces are available each year. As a result, many qualified applicants, out of necessity, may be wait-listed.
Acceptance To the Program
Each year a select group of seriously motivated students is chosen to participate in our Program. Choosing among the numerous applicants is always difficult. Those who gain acceptance clearly demonstrate not only a need for the service but also the determination, skill, and maturity required to manage the demands of college. We place a strong emphasis on a student's strengths and abilities. These are the blocks upon which our Program will build.
Students with learning disabilities will have to draw upon inner resources to successfully meet the many challenges they will encounter during their college experience.
Students who are a good fit for the Program typically possess the following:
- A knowledge and acceptance of their learning disability, ADD, or ADHD
- A willingness to accept assistance and access support
- An ability to independently implement strategies taught in sessions
- A desire to participate in the Program
- Sound study skills and work habits