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Quirky with Anxiety
Hi All, any advice appreciated. Mom of rising junior (2 older sisters in college). Son is quite smart, social, but also quirky (some aspergers traits but not enough to keep the diagnosis) and has OCD. Big into student government and wants to major in Pol. Sci., with a thought to law school to do something in government. Although he is quite bright, he does not need to be in a pressure cooker setting. He is also one who prefers to discuss current events, etc with his friends instead of sporting events, etc. He would do well in a very small teacher student ratio environment, a place where he can really get to know his professors. An environment that is discussion based and collaborative would be something he would like. Hoping to stay in the south east or mid atlantic.... DC and NYC are also thoughts. He does not drive and has no intention to. So, a city that is walkable with a lot to do is also a plus. Also, access to great health care to keep an eye on the OCD. Starting to look early, because for him, a good fit will be extremely important to keep him in the great "place" he is now. As far as testing, I am not sure yet. It is looking like he will be about 30 ACT, could be higher. But, the anxiety gets him sometimes. He does have straight A's and great extra curriculars. No AP's, but all honors (school does not offer AP). Thanks again!!!22 replies
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