Ld?
05282015, 12:15 AM


Has she ever been tested for dyscalculia? With math problems this major, esp. in both algebra and geometry (which are very different in terms of abstraction), an LD is a serious possibility.
As someone who went through K12 with an unaddressed math LD, I can tell you that low math scores per se won't keep her from getting into college, if she's doing okay or better in her other subjects. They may mean she couldn't get certain scholarships that are based on standardized test scores.
I got straight into university with abysmal math scores (barely passed the math classes required for HS graduation) and high scores in everything else. I had to take a remedial math course freshman year.
Worst case scenario, she could do her first 2 years at a community college. Often CCs either have lower SAT/ACT score requirements for admission, or incoming students can skip submitting those scores altogether and take placement tests instead. She might have to take remedial math college courses to catch up if she really bombed the math portion of an entry test, but they wouldn't keep her from admission at most CCs.
Associate's degree from a CC = transfer to almost any university for the final 2 years = her final bachelor's would be from that university. (And CCs are a LOT cheaper, too  in my state, doing the 1st 2 years at one cuts nearly $10,000 off the final cost!!) The trick is being sure it's a GOOD CC, and that all credits will transfer to a university.
If she knows this alternate path exists, it might take some of the pressure off (and possibly even help her do better).
