College Sophomore 2013-10-27T05:04:21Z
At Landmark, it's all about you. What works, what doesn't; you decide. You have the support and guidance of your Advisors and Professors. Together, you will find the plan that works best for you.
College Sophomore 2013-10-27T05:00:05Z
If you are a student with a learning disability, the opportunity to attend Landmark College is better than winning the Mega Millions.
If you are a student with a learning disability who has always felt like the 'adopted child' in most, if not all, other educational settings, welcome to what is the equivalent of Truman Burbank's Seahaven Island --- everyone is like you. They may not have the same challenges as you, they may not have had the same experiences, they may look different or sound different, but they all understand what it means to be different, to learn differently, and that means everything when it's something you've never had.
College Sophomore 2013-10-27T04:35:36Z
It's a beautiful Vermont campus. Beautiful. The library is located in the middle of campus, which is extremely helpful. The ceramics studio is one of my favorite places to work. The gym also provides a great opportunity to blow off some stress. There is always something going on; live music, trips to Boston or New York, educational lectures, etc.
College Sophomore 2013-10-27T04:28:56Z
Wifi can be spotty at times, but all in all, I think we have a solid network and a strong support team.
College Sophomore 2013-10-27T04:25:07Z
My school has an amazing campus with Professors that really care and my fellow students understand my struggles.
College Senior 2013-10-21T18:30:58Z
The two workout rooms on campus are fairly small but are still there for use. The rest of the gym is taken up by the basketball court and there is a lap pool. The library is great though, I spend a lot of time there for studying.
College Senior 2013-10-21T18:28:11Z
The wireless is about average here. It depends are where you are on campus. My dorm room last year barely got a signal. But if you went down the hall to my friend's room, it was fine. I went out once in a while in classrooms too.
College Senior 2013-10-21T18:24:06Z
There are several clubs on campus that educate about respect and acceptance.
College Senior 2013-10-21T18:22:23Z
My school has great academic programs, taught by very involved professors. There are a lot of great activities and clubs on campus. I have made many friends and study buddies. We actually have fun while learning in our classes!
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T02:33:39Z
everything is in a very close knit community and the facilities are fairly modern
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T02:32:38Z
lots of kids who have a variety of LDs but they are all very nice
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T02:32:07Z
it has everything you could need, but the network is slow
College Sophomore 2013-08-24T02:30:52Z
Extremely high level of leadining disability and technological assistance
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T10:24:01Z
The major of environmental engineering that I am interested in is non existent at landmark.
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T10:03:27Z
Each aspect of the academics are topnotch. The class sizes are small enough to ask questions if you don't understand. Each professor blatantly gives out their office hours at the beginning of the semester and constantly reminds you of them. They are always available to be contacted via email and they respond within a days time. They are professional but also highly casual. Class registration is never a hassle, especially since you figure most that out at your weekly adviser meetings.
College Senior 2012-10-08T02:52:47Z
As one of the only colleges in the world for LD and ADHD students, Landmark has a huge network of support services on-campus, including:
*Math, science, and writing support groups every night,
*One-on-one coaching with a professor each week,
*Do-It-Now coaching (for those pesky late and due-tomorrow assignments) once a week,
*The Drake Center for Academic Support (DCAS), which you go to by appointment (you have to set it up),
*Weekly meetings with your academic advisor,
*Office hours with the professors, and
*Your resident deans, many of whom are on academic boards (mine is the head of the Academic Intervention Board)
If you take advantage of all the support offered here, there's absolutely no reason you can't succeed.
The library is much bigger than I expected, and has one of the largest collections of materials about LD's and ADHD in the world. (I've heard it's *the* largest, but I can't verify that.) The librarians are always helpful, and because many students go there to study and relax, it's always quiet and therefore a great place to get your work done. Plus: No charge for using the printers!
There's a game room with pool tables, a couple of arcade games, an air hockey table, and a TV that you can play Xbox on (you have to ask the game room manager for it). The Click Center gym is the right size for this student body, and has a weight room; there's also a weight room in Aiken Hall. If all else fails for exercise, just remember the school's on the side of a mountain: Getting to and from classes is a workout all by itself.
Because most of the students at Landmark live on-campus, you'll find that there's always something to do: There are many student clubs that meet every week, and each residence hall has programs headed by the RA's and spontaneous programs the students organize by themselves, from movie weekends to -in Chumley Hall- a family dinner every sunday, which the Chumley RA's cook and serve. There's also a nightly shuttle to downtown Brattleboro, if you and your friends decide to have a night on the town.
College Senior 2012-10-08T02:33:13Z
I'm a General Studies major, but I plan on transferring to another school next fall. So far, I think my classes have helped me, as far as taking similar classes at another school goes. I would never have majored in GS at another college (I want to be a teacher and have already decided to major in Education at my next school), but here, with my plans to transfer, it made sense.
College Senior 2012-10-08T02:21:18Z
Because the student body is so small (maximum 500 students), the professors know you and you know them. This can be both a blessing and a curse, because they know if you're slacking off in their class and you know if they have a certain preference and Way Things Must Be Done for assignments and homework. Many of the professors here have a LD or ADHD, so it's easier for them to relate to their students' learning styles and areas of difficulty. If you're having a problem with a professor, always remember that communication is key, and if you're not comfortable addressing them directly, ask your advisor to act as a middle man; most will be happy to facilitate a meeting between a student and a professor.
College Senior 2012-10-08T02:14:24Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The tuition at Landmark is expensive, but the financial aid packages are extremely generous. You will receive a scholarship (anywhere from $15,000 to a full ride) just for being accepted, and the rest of your financial aid will be rounded out by grants, other scholarships, and federal loans if needed.
College Sophomore 2012-07-03T01:01:56Z
Laptops Are Required – Landmark requires all students to have a laptop. You can bring your own or purchase a Lenovo through the school. All buildings have wif-fi access but because of our gaming population the bandwidth is often next to nothing. Depending on what room you have in which dorm you may need either a signal booster or an ethernet cable.
Printing is free but there are various issues with the virtual printing system for laptops, I will definitely be bringing my own printer this year.
College Sophomore 2012-07-03T00:51:32Z
It's Pretty Ugly – The campus is small and unsightly, point blank. The buildings are hideous on the outside and most of the dorms are horrible. When it rains everything turns to mud. When it snows everything turns to ice.
The Student Center has a decent game room and just opened up a Meditation Room on the second floor. The gyms in Aiken and Frost are decent, as is the Click Center gym. Unfortunately we only have a tiny pool.
The library has an AMAZING Learning Disability section and a great comic book/graphic novel section. They are also able to order books from nearby colleges if they don't carry what you need. The library staff is also very helpful (and extremely tolerant) but understaffed. The library also has the worst hours I have ever seen on any campus. It is never open past midnight and on the weekend in closes in the afternoon.
Campus activities need more variety and heavier promotion. Last year students took it upon themselves to organize and DJ several raves and those ended up being the best activities.
College Sophomore 2012-07-03T00:38:12Z
Life Changing – Before Landmark I had written myself off as a failure. I've always known I was bright but high school was a disaster, as were my various stints at different colleges. I had completely lost confidence as my ability to succeed in academia despite my intense love of learning.
I'm happy to say that I've gotten some of that confidence and academic swag back. The professors literally root for you from day one. They try their hardest to help you grow as a student and will fight you tooth and nail to make you believe that you are worthy of education.
Because of the size of the school certain classes are not offered every semester and often do not have more than one section. Sometimes you have to pick a second or even third choice instead of the class you actually wanted.
There is also a special seminar called First Year Studies that ALL students must take and pass if they want to graduate. Everyone hates this class, I actually failed it the first time and had to retake it. But it is the single most useful class I have ever taken in my life. Its focus is to challenge your notions of yourself, LD, education, and learning. To anyone planning to attend Landmark, pay attention to and pass this class. Once you understand its purpose your outlook will completely change.
College Sophomore 2012-07-03T00:26:47Z
Majors Are More Guidelines – Landmark really only has General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Business as majors. They are introducing Game Development and Life Sciences major soon.
Students don't come to Landmark for the majors, they come to learn how to succeed in higher education and life. Learning to get up on time, complete assignments, and being a self-advocate are far more important than a major.
College Sophomore 2012-07-03T00:22:23Z
Quirky but Male – Everyone at Landmark has some sort of learning/developmental disorder so the students are generally quirky and fun-loving(to the point of too much fun). We range from the fringe kids to the party animals you may have known in high school. It isn't hard to find an entire table fighting over who the best Doctor from Doctor Who is or if the Patriots will beat the Giants.
That said, the population is overwhelmingly male and Caucasian. This combined with students who typically have low frustration tolerance, have difficulty understanding social cues, and come from homogeneous areas often result in incidents of ignorance and intolerance.
Being either female or a minority (or both) can be difficult unless you are willing to stick up for yourself and are able to find others who will stand behind you.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-03T16:16:28Z
Career Center Limited – This is mainly (though will be changing) a two-year school preparing these students with disabilities to go on to a regular four-year school, so not focussing on carrer at graduation but possibly transferring.
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