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Although at first she was undecided, in the end Todfield decided to identify herself on her applications as having LD because she knew that every school on her list had a strong support program that she would use. "My advice to anyone applying to college," she says, "is it's a difficult process, but don't be ashamed, don't be embarrassed. You don't have to hide your learning disability."

TIP, an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, provides answers aplenty for collegebound students and their parents.