High school seniors who have struggled with learning differences in high school often do not mention them when applying to colleges fearing that colleges will not accept them. The reality is that although they've learned to manage their learning differences, they might want to use some of their accommodations in college. Additionally, revealing a learning difference can actually help a student gain admission to a college.
That's right, putting the learning difference front and center can be an admission strategy. The learning difference, like any difference, is part of the student's story.
Like any talent, a learning difference helps make a person who they are. From where I sit, students with learning differences ROCK! They have learned to work around their differences and have developed special skills as a bonus. Those special skills are something to highlight.