To be considered for the Learning Disabilities Program (LDP), students must first be admitted to Northeastern University. Please refer to the admissions website for information regarding the University application process, as well as the academic profile of accepted students. The LDP staff does not contribute to Northeastern admissions decisions.
The steps and timeline below serves as a general reference for the LDP application process.
Documentation and Accommodations
At Northeastern, documentation of a learning disability and/or attention deficit disorder generally consists of the student’s most recent psycho-educational or neuropsychological evaluation. It may also include the student’s IEP or 504 plan from high school, other relevant history of services and accommodations, and the student’s self-report of his or her experience. Appropriate documentation reflects a student’s historical and current level of functioning, describes the substantial impact(s)/limitation(s) that the student experiences due to the disability, and includes a diagnostic statement. There is no charge for accommodations. Please refer to the DRC’s website on documentation for additional information.
Learning Disabilities Program (LDP) staff work with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to determine reasonable accommodations for students in the LDP.