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The Student Support Programs resource is a listing of programs designed specifically to support students with learning and attention differences, as well as a profile page that provides more detail about each program. We will continue to expand this resource as we learn of new campus programs. Please click here to share programs with us that may be good additions to the list. This directory includes a variety of public and private, large and small, university and college programs with a range of assistance, financial cost, and target student groups.

College STAR anchor campuses are noted with a College STAR Seal. While each College STAR anchor campus (East Carolina University, Appalachian State University, and Fayetteville State University) offers a student support program for students with learning and attention differences, this directory also includes programs that were established separate from (and in some instances long before) the College STAR initiative. Our goal with this resource is simply to put information about different support programs at the fingertips of students who are looking for postsecondary settings that are just the right fit for their goals and needs.


Appalachian State University: As-U-R

As-U-R is a student support program focused on supporting students with executive function challenges (EFCs). Skills related to academic success such as organization, planning and setting priorities, getting starting and completing tasks, monitoring progress on tasks, and decision-making are referred to as executive function skills. Executive function challenges are defined as chronic difficulties in organizing, planning, and carrying out tasks and can make success in college-level academics much more difficult. Some college students with EFCs may have previously been assessed for or even diagnosed with ADHD or a learning disability, but others may not despite struggling with such tasks.

Auburn University SKILL

Auburn University: SKILL

SKILL is an academic coaching program for students who learn differently. We believe major life transitions are equally exciting and challenging and asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. We believe in creating a learning environment that encourages accountability, critical thinking, and self-awareness in order to help our students enjoy their college experience independently and responsibly.

Beacon College

Beacon College

Beacon College is an accredited, liberal arts institution of higher education, which uniquely serves the educational needs of students with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other Learning Differences.

Bowling Green State University Fly Program

 Bowling Green State University: FLY Program

The Falcon Learning Your Way Program (FLY) facilitates learning and fosters self-advocacy for students with learning and attention challenges.

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) provides holistic and comprehensive educational experiences that enhance the lives of our students, stakeholders, and the many publics we serve. Our graduates are prepared for lifelong personal and career growth for engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society.

UCONN Beyond Access

University of Connecticut: Beyond Access Program

Beyond Access is an opportunity for students to work smarter, not harder in a competitive academic environment while preparing for life beyond college. Our programs are designed to help students understand, achieve, and develop an individual pathway to success.

Curry College: Program for Advancement of Learning

Curry College: Program for Advancement of Learning

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.

East Carolina STEPP Program

East Carolina University: Walter & Marie Williams STEPP Program

The STEPP (Supporting Transition and Education through Planning and Partnership) Program’s mission is to provide students with learning disabilities who aspire to achieve a college education and who demonstrate the potential for postsecondary success with access and comprehensive support throughout the university experience. By partnering with these students, their families, and a variety of educational communities, the STEPP Program fosters a network of opportunities and resources to empower and support students from admission to graduation from East Carolina University. By providing access to college for a bright group of students, designing an integrated and collaborative system of support on a public university campus, researching short-term and long-term outcomes, and partnering with a continuum of educational settings based on what we learn, STEPP will achieve the ultimate goal of the program – to open the door to a college education for students with learning disabilities here and at other universities.

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University: Bronco STAR

The Bronco STAR program at Fayetteville State University is an academic support program designed to assist students with Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Executive Functioning Challenges, and other learning differences. Our goal is to work towards increasing access and decreasing barriers to a college degree for students who learn differently.

University of Indianapolis

University of Indianapolis: BUILD Program

University of Indianapolis BUILD is a voluntary support program that is designed to help students with learning-related disabilities earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.  This is a fee-for-service program that goes significantly beyond the appropriate, reasonable accommodations required for ADA compliance.

Landmark College

Landmark College

Landmark College’s mission is to transform the way students learn, educators teach, and the public thinks about education. We provide highly accessible approaches to learning that empower individuals who learn differently to exceed their aspirations and to achieve their greatest potential. Through the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training, the College aims to extend its mission across the nation and throughout the world.