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Students with Learning Disabilities


Worcester State University provides an enriching educational experience for qualified applicants with a learning disability. The SAT-I may be waived for applicants with a documented learning disability. Applicants with a language-based learning disability may also substitute two college preparatory units in humanities or social sciences for the foreign language requirement established by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education guidelines.


Applicants are not required to disclose a learning disability, but if they wish to receive additional consideration in the admission process and services after enrollment, they must submit a copy of the complete diagnostic testing with the official high school transcripts. The diagnostic testing which includes both a cognitive and an achievement test should have been completed within the last three years. All diagnostic materials are kept confidential and will be used only within guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended.

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