Learning Opportunities application & deadline

Enrollment in the Learning Opportunities Program is by application only. In some cases, the director of the Learning Opportunities Program also schedules admission interviews to determine student needs and if the program can meet them.

When you apply for admission to Mount Ida, please also complete the following Learning Opportunities Program materials by using the following guidelines:

Enrollment Requirements

Candidates will be considered for enrollment in the Learning Opportunity Program based on the following criteria and review of required documents.

Criteria

  • A documented learning disability verified by a trained specialist such as licensed therapist, educational psychologist, psychologist, psychiatrist or neurologist.
  • A full scale IQ of 90 or above is strongly preferred.
  • The ability to live independently in a college campus environment.

Application Process

The following required documentation must be submitted with Diagnostic Documentation for review. If one element is missing, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

Required Documentation

  • All testing must have been performed within the past three years and administered by a trained specialist such as licensed therapist, educational psychologist, psychologist, psychiatrist or neurologist.
  1. Cognitive testing – Results from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV), or other comprehensive cognitive tests, such as the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Ability. Test results must be accompanied by a narrative report and subtest scores. Please note that the WASI (Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence) is not accepted.
  2. Achievement testing- Results from an individually administered achievement test (e.g., Woodcock-Johnson, WIAT) indicating current levels in:
    • Reading (word recognition and reading comprehension)
    • Written Language (must include written expression)
    • Math (computation and math reasoning ability)
    • The WRAT, or other abbreviated achievement measures, are not accepted.
  3. Additionally, please submit an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or its equivalent, if available.

Please submit your complete Learning Opportunities Program application and details by May 1, to this address:

Mount Ida College
Office of Admissions
777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 02459

ATTN: LOP Application

Learning Opportunities fees

The annual fees for participating in the Learning Opportunities Program cover the costs of your private academic coaching sessions with your on-campus learning specialist. These fees are in addition to your tuition, room and board and/or course fees.

The fees for the 2013-2014 academic year are:

  • $4,295 for two sessions per week
  • $2,147 for one session per week

After your first year in the Learning Opportunities Program, you can decide to:

  • Meet twice a week with your specialist in learning disabilities, for the full fee
  • Meet once a week with your specialist in learning disabilities, for the reduced fee
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