Red Flags for Applicants With Mental Health Issues
04.29.2019 -- Colleges aren't supposed to ask applicants whether they have a disability. But many applicants share the information on their own. In some cases, it may relate to a student's high school record. For many students, upon being urged to write an application essay about something significant in their life, or overcoming a challenge, dealing with a disability can be a logical topic. But what if that information is used against the applicant? That appears to have been happening to applicants with mental illness at New College of Florida, and the situation is raising concern there and elsewhere among advocates for students with disabilities...[Read more].