Foreign language waiver help.

<p>I'm Bipolar, but I definitely know I have some learning disability. I get confused easily, can't tell left from right, take hours to read stuff, have to ask someone to repeat something several times to properly decipher it, handwriting is awful, among hundreds of other things which have pretty much ruined my life.</p>

<p>I graduate from college in May 2012. I haven't taken the FL requirement because I've been so scared as I pretty much failed Spanish in HS and can't properly comprehend it. I'm also 25. My GPA is 3.95. FL will bring it down severely because I also have 4 other 400 level courses next term.</p>

<p>So my school sucks a lot and within a week of advanced advanced registration, all the FL classes are filled. They want me to either stay an extra term/do it in the summer or take a much higher level course (which says on the site that it will not give me GenED credit, so I don't know what they're talking about).</p>

<p>I get extended time on tests already, I just wanted to get a full evaluation done for an LD. Is this possible? I couldn't find any psychologists in Sept/Oct, so I have an appointment on the 15th of Nov. Classes begin Jan 16 2012. Do I have time to get an evaluation/documentation and everything done to have it waived or am I too late already?</p>

<p>How should I talk to the psychologist about it? What should I bring up? Should I also email the disability director asking for the procedure? Should I explain my problem in detail or leave it out for now?</p>

<p>Thanks</p>

<p>When you meet with the psychologist, tell that person just exactly what you have written here: I definitely know I have some learning disability. I get confused easily, can't tell left from right, take hours to read stuff, have to ask someone to repeat something several times to properly decipher it, handwriting is awful, among hundreds of other things which have pretty much ruined my life.</p>

<p>That person may have other ideas, but one thing you should have looked at is processing issues. For example, anything along the dyslexia line. </p>

<p>As for your courses, register for the four 400 level classes that you need to take. Wait on the language course until you get the results of your evaluation. If you do need to take a language, find out which classes will fulfill the requirement, and whether you need to take that course at your home university. You might be able to get permission to take the class at a community college where the tuition and fees would be cheaper, and just transfer the credit so that you can graduate at the end of the summer.</p>