Should I go to university ?
Focused Education’s university advice for people with Dyslexia, ADHD or Autism can help you apply successfully to your chosen university. There are a wide variety ways to apply for courses but first Focused Education’s expert teachers will discuss your decision to go to university. It’s an important life decision for someone with Dyslexia, ADHD or Autism. Let us help you in our step by step guide.
STEP 1 – How to choose the best university for you.
Young people with neurodevelopmental disorders often find it very difficult to choose a suitable career path and the university course that will progress them towards their chosen career goals. The following reasons are just a few possible reasons why they might find it tricky: – academic failure in the past – people with ADHD, Dyslexia, or Autism often feel like they are not good enough to go to university [ by the way this is a load of ‘ baloney’ many successful university students have Dyslexia, ADHD or Autism ]
Open Universities are a great option for people with Dyslexia, ADHD or Autism because they provide distance, learning and research opportunities that are flexible, easy to access and often more affordable than studying on campus. Many universities around the world offer open university courses or online learning opportunities that allow students to study at their own pace and often in the comfort of their own home.
Great universities around the world that help students with learning difficulties.
The Australian National University
Anna University (India)
Monash University Australia
Ohio University (United States of America)
Latrobe University Australia
York University (Canada)
Open Universities Australia
Columbia University (United States of America)
Deakin University (Australia)
University of Michigan (United States of America)
University of Texas (United States of America)
University of Phoenix (United States of America)
University of Western Australia
University of Washington (United States of America)
Miami University (United States of America)
Harvard University (United States of America)
Oxford University (United Kingdom)
Victoria University (Australia)
Boston University (America)
Delhi University (India)
University of Chicago (America)
Punjab University (India)
University of Cape Town (South Africa)
How to apply for university
Ask for help from the university you think is right for you. A universities’ application guide will help you learn the basics of how to submit a university application for a specific course and/or scholarship you are interested in.
Learn about what happens after I submit my university application
Hot Education Tip! – Remember to find out what happens after you submit your application. Ask university enrolment staff when applying.
University scholarships can help support you financially
A scholarship to support students with learning problems may help you attend university. Sometimes students with learning difficulties, diverse backgrounds or neurodevelopmental disorders can apply to a university for a scholarship, financial assistance or extra help from a university tutoring service.
No matter what your career goal or what you intend to study you are likely to find some assistance on offer from the university you apply for. It’s important to investigate your support and assistance options before you apply for university. Who knows? You may receive a full university scholarship at one university but not at the other universities you are considering applying for.
Hot Education Tip! – Research each university in detail, talk to lecturers and visit each university. High school students applying for university often get a ‘warm fuzzy feeling’ from a particular university. The old adage ” try before you buy” applies.
What university degree should I choose?
The best university degrees will equip you to solve the problems of the future. It’s vital that you decide which problems your chosen career solves first. Then choose a university course that helps solve that specific problem. People with ADHD, Dyslexia or Autism are often highly intelligent and creative problem solvers. It’s time to put your learning difference superpowers to work! Discover how you will change the world…then pick the university degree that will give you the skills, training and knowledge you need.
Characteristics of great university course
1. Offers real world experience.
2. Global perspectives and ideas from a wide variety of internationally acclaimed lecturers.
3. Opportunities to learn from lecturers push the boundaries of world knowledge.
Finally….University fees can be expensive…Be careful!
The last thing you want is to experience financial difficulties at university due to overly expensive fees. University fees are only part of the cost of university. The cost of university accommodation, academic textbooks and even the time it takes to study rather than work are all factors each student needs to carefully consider. Talk about your financial concerns with your parents, university staff and school career advisors to ensure that you have carefully considered the ‘real cost’ of your university course.
If you require additional support applying for university or studying while at university Focused Education can help you succeed our team of specialist tutors, teachers and educational psychologists can help you.
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