How to Apply

In addition to the regular admissions process, students are required to apply directly to the CAL Program and submit the required materials. Once all materials are received, students will be interviewed by the CAL Director.

CAL applicants must meet Barry University admissions standards. For some individuals; however, a learning disability may affect the traditional measurements that are part of the college admission evaluation process. In some cases, the CAL Director may make recommendations to the entry committee regarding an individual student.

Please send the following documents to the Enrollment Services (Admissions) Department:

  • Enrollment Services (Admissions) Application:Complete the Barry University Admissions Application.
    • Under the last section titled “Additional Information”, question #1, states: “Barry University has a comprehensive, fee-based program for students with learning disabilities through our Center for Advanced Learning.  Do you wish to receive information on this program?” Please select “yes.”
    • Submit it directly to the Admissions Office.
  • Transcript: Request that your school forward a copy of your transcript to the University's Admissions Office.
  • Standardized Test Scores: Submit a copy of your SAT or ACT scores to the University's Admissions Office.

Please send the following required documents directly to the CAL Program:

  • Psychoeducational Evaluation Report: Submit a current copy of your psychoeducational evaluation report directly to the Director of the CAL Program. This report should include a complete psychoeducational evaluation performed by a licensed psychologist or educational specialist in learning disabilities.
    • The evaluation must also include intelligence testing (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale/WAIS IV, is preferred), achievement testing, information processing testing, and a clear statement of diagnosis.
    • The testing must have been conducted within the past three years. For more information regarding necessary requirements for the psycho educational evaluation, please review the Documentation of Learning Disabilities.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Request and submit one letter of recommendation. This could be from your school counselor, learning disabilities specialist, or teacher.
  • Personal Essay: Submit a two- page typed essay including the following information:
    • Describe yourself as a learner including your strengths and challenges
    • Any extra-curricular achievements and/or talents
    • Intended major
    • Conclude your essay explaining why you think you would benefit from participating in the CAL Program.
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP): If available.

These documents may be sent by mail, email or by fax to the contact information listed below:

Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami Shores, FL  33161
Madalay Fleming
Garner 115 - CAL Program
Fax: (305)899-3778   ATTN: Madalay Fleming

Interview: Upon receipt and review of the above listed documents, we will contact you regarding the status of your application, and if appropriate, arrange for an interview.

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