Taking LD into account?

<p>How does Columbia view physical and learning disabilities? My GPA isn't as strong as others on here, but my ACT is up to par, I think. I also spent lots of time doing volunteering/work, and have been recognized by Congress for it. Due to my disabilities, it is very hard for me to finish work in a timely fashion, and teachers always docked points, whether it be tests or homework. It has only been fixed this year (senior year), but my overall GPA is not competitive. </p>

<p>I read online that in top schools, if two people have similar stats but one is disabled, they will accept the one that is "normal." My essay was about how I overcame my disability..and now I'm thinking it wasn't such a good idea. If someone could shed light on this, I would really appreciate it. :)</p>