Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently

Recorded Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream

Description

For students who learn differently, including students with a learning disability (such as dyslexia), ADHD, autism, or executive function challenges, there are both unique challenges and methods of finding a university that is a good fit.

In this session, Ferne Bork, Assistant Director of Admissions and Training Coordinator at Landmark College, will walk you through evaluating various criteria to ensure the university prioritizes personalized learning approaches, cultivates a supportive environment, and helps students identify and obtain the skills and strategies they need to succeed in life.

In addition to the info session, we'll have a live Q&A, so be sure to come prepared with all of your admissions-related questions!

Your host

Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

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