You said she "also has ADD" Since you posted your question in our LD area, I'm going to assume you mean that she has ADD in addition to a learning disability. If your daughter has needed special services in the high school to help her be successful, it's very important to start looking for colleges that offer similar support systems. If your daughter needs special accomodations when she is taking tests, such as extended time, then you'll want to find out what she needs to do to apply to get modifications in tests such as the SATs. Ask the guidance counselor or the director of special education, or contact Educational Testing Service (ETS) for information about this.
There are lots of good books that can help you and your daughter move ahead in this important process. Here are a few:
- ADD and the College Student: A guide for High School and College Students with ADD. Patricia Quinn, Editor
- Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorders: Issues and Strategies for Students, Counselors and Educators. Jennifer S. Bramer, Ph.D.
- College and Career Success for Students with Learning Disabilities. Roslyn Dolber
- Adolescents and ADD: Gaining the Advantage. Patricia Quinn
- Survival Guide for College Students with ADD or LD. Kathleen Nadeau
- Help Yourself: Handbook for College Bound Students with Learning Disabilities
(Princeton Review) Erica-Lee Lewis and Eric Lewis