Beacon College International student Admissions  & Application
Beacon College

Beacon College

Beacon College international student admissions & applications
Students at Beacon College
About Beacon College
Beacon CollegeBeacon College is the first baccalaureate institution for students with diagnosed learning disabilities, ADHD, or other learning differences.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the College boasts:

  • 83.3 percent graduation rate
  • 83 percent semester-to-semester retention rate
  • 100 percent student participation in a four-year career development program, which includes career preparation and discovery, internships, and field placements.

In addition to exposure to a liberal-arts curriculum, students meet with their learning specialists/academic advisors a minimum of one-hour per week with the goal of strengthening academic gaps, time-management, task completion, and other areas of need.
Academic support services include:
  • A full-time writing lab, which houses the assistive technology (AT) components of the College and the mathematics lab
  • Professional staff, trained in meeting academic needs within the classroom.
  • Life-coaching, and augmented classroom and advising experiences
We are located in sunny central Florida, just one-hour from the world famous Orlando attractions. Leesburg offers Beacon students a small-town environment with easy access to shopping, sports, entertainment, and famous Florida beaches.
The College community comprises of 325 students – and offers both associate and baccalaureate degrees in the following areas:
  • Business Management
  • Hospitality/Business Management
  • Computer Information Systems/Information Systems
  • Computer Information Systems/Web & Digital Media
  • Human Services
  • Psychology
  • Humanities
  • Studio Arts
  • Anthrozoology (one of only two baccalaureate programs in the United States)
International Student Application & Enrollment Process:
A number of international students come to Beacon College from areas of the world that do not have robust supports for students with learning differences.

At Beacon College students have the opportunity to vastly develop their intellectual abilities, in a supporting environment.

Beacon is now accepting applications for Spring 2017 and Fall 2017. As the admissions process is competitive, it is recommended that international students apply early and submit the following documents:
  • Application for Admission
  • Official high school and college (if applicable) transcripts
  • Educational evaluation which includes evidence of learning disability, ADHD, or other academic or learning difference. Evaluations should include a cognitive and achievement assessment as well as social/emotional scales to determine goodness of fit.
  • English as a second language: For students in which English is not the first language, the results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required.
Upon acceptance into Beacon College, international students must supply the following items prior to a student visa being processed:
  • Foreign Student Financial Statement
  • Student health insurance
  • A copy of their passport
High School Summer for Success:
High school juniors and seniors are invited to enroll in Beacon College's three-week Summer for Success program, and international students fluent in English are especially encouraged to apply.

The program is designed to teach the students useful learning strategies that can be used during their remaining years in high school and help them overcome the fear of going to college.

Students also get a close-up view of what it's like to live and learn on a college campus, with fellow students who learn differently from around the country and the world.

They'll also benefit from:
  • Classes that build their learning skills and allow them to explore personal interests
  • Developing important strategies and life skills that can be used during their remaining high school years
  • Learning to make the most of college support resources — from tutoring to self-advocacy – from current Beacon College students
  • Exploring what is key to personal success as they begin their college search
  • The chance to relax and experience Florida with other students from the United States and around the world.
Visiting College Student “Breakthrough Semester”:
Beacon College's "Breakthrough Semester" is for currently enrolled college international students experiencing academic difficulties.

This 16-week program teaches students to identify personal learning styles and strengths, forge a course of action for future college success, and build academic skills, while maintaining full-time undergraduate enrollment.

The goal of the Breakthrough Semester is for the student to either return to their previous institution with a trajectory towards success or matriculate into Beacon College's academic community, and onwards towards graduation.
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