College Search and Scholarship Resources for LD Students

Check out all our advice, scholarships, and lists of schools for students with learning differences as you navigate the college search and application process.

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Originally Posted: Mar 13, 2015
Last Updated: Apr 7, 2021

Are you a student with a learning difference or a family member helping your LD student navigate the college search and application process? The CollegeXpress Team has compiled our favorite resources that are just for you: college lists, expert advice, articles and blogs, and scholarship listings. We hope these are helpful as you search for the best-fit school that can accommodate your needs as you pursue your college and career goals! 

Lists of colleges and universities

These college lists feature schools that are extra supportive of students with learning differences. If you see a green "Yes, connect me!" button next to a school, you can click it to request more information in one click! If you want to expand your search, you'll find many more options using our College Search tool.

  • Colleges for Students with Asperger's: The Friendly Ones: Marcia Rubinstien, an educational consultant, also identified these colleges as offering a supportive environment and personnel experienced working with students with Asperger's Syndrome and other spectrum disorders. A wide range of students might be attracted to the support and caring of these colleges.
  • Colleges for Students with Asperger's: The Very Friendly Ones: These are colleges with identified programs for students with Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger's Syndrome is a term used for students who may have difficulty adjusting to social situations, picking up social cues, and making transitions. Marcia Rubinstien, an educational consultant in Hartford, Connecticut, chose these colleges on the basis of factors such as acceptance of social and learning style differences, a good support system in residence life and academic affairs, easy access to disability support, and trained faculty and staff. Such characteristics might be appropriate for a wide range of students.
  • Colleges where Students with Learning Disabilities Can (and Do) Make It: As an expert on learning disabilities programs, Melinda Kopp knows more than we do--we can admit it! She's a Denver-based educational consultant, and she handpicked the following colleges for LD students.
  • Colleges with Accessible Teachers for Students with Learning Disabilities: The professors at these schools don't let anyone fall behind. For that, we think they should get an extra apple on their desk. Did we say apple? We meant a 25% raise.
  • The Experts' Choice: Colleges Where Students with a Learning Disability Succeed: Learning disabilities or not, we're all still going for a naked midnight run through the quad together.

College search and student life advice

Check out this expert advice to start your college search, prioritize your needs, and succeed at college.  

Scholarships for students with learning disabilities

There are a ton of scholarships out there for all types of students. Here are just a few that you can check out:

Scholarship search resources

You can search for even more scholarship opportunities based on all your personal criteria and keywords using our Scholarship Search tool. These articles can also help make your search more successful: 

Still didn't find what you're looking for? Get in touch with us and let us know what you'd like to read about. The CollegeXpress Team is here to help in any way we can! 

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