Academic Programs & Points of Entry
The Philosophy Behind Our Curriculum
Landmark College's degrees set high standards for academic performance. Our four associate degrees allow graduates to transfer to colleges of their choice—and succeed. Our B.A. in Liberal Studies gives students the option to complete their course of undergraduate study at Landmark College, taking advantage of our unique support systems and challenging courses. Our curriculum allows students to develop and practice academic skills and strategies in a way that builds from semester to semester. We believe in presenting high expectations while operating at the level where each student is prepared to learn and succeed.
- B.A. in Liberal Studies
- A.A. in Business Studies
- A.A. in Liberal Studies
- A.S. in Life Sciences
- A.S. in Computer Science/Gaming
We Do Things Differently Here
The reality is that everyone learns differently. But, for many bright and talented students with ADHD, dyslexia and learning disabilities, the mainstream educational system often is unable to meet their needs.
At Landmark College, we have created a unique learning environment that actively promotes individual success among students who learn differently. We help students learn in new ways, enabling them to become independent, self-directed learners and self-advocates.
While many colleges and universities now offer academic support programs for students who learn differently, none compare to Landmark's comprehensive mission and integrated curriculum. We're also are the recognized leader in serving the unique needs of students with attention deficit disorders through our curriculum, assistive technology and executive-function coaching.
Our programs are fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and our curriculum is as rigorous as any other institution of higher learning. We have a proven record of success in preparing Landmark graduates to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs at colleges of their choice.
How do we do this? At Landmark, we:
- Help students develop self-understanding by demystifying their own approach to learning and developing proven strategies at address their personal learning differences.
- Provide students with the support they need in and out of the classroom. At Landmark, there's no need to "fight the system" or ask for special accommodations. We show students how to become effective self-advocates and use supporting resources effectively
- Constantly develop innovative and student-centered best practices in learning disability, ADHD and ASD education—and share them with other educators—through the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT).
- Offer a highly supportive, intensive, team approach to learning. Key to Landmark's success is our 5:1 student-to-faculty ratio—one of the lowest in the country.
Points of Entry
Our students are intelligent and have great potential, but some are not yet ready for college-level coursework. Placement assessment helps determine the best starting point for each student. All Landmark College students must have a diagnosed learning disability.
Credit Curriculum is for students who read and write at an entry college level or just below grade level. Within the credit option, students will be placed within either a reading comprehension and fluency-focus or an academic self-management focus
- Required Core:
FY1011: Perspectives in Learning
EN1011: College Composition and Rhetoric
- Two credit electives
Partial-Credit Curriculum is for students whose reading and writing skills are below college level. The partial-credit curriculum provides an intensive semester of skill and strategy instruction designed to help students prepare for the rigor of the credit curriculum. Assistive Technology is emphasized as a tool for accessing college instruction and assignments. Students take two non-credit, developmental courses to improve writing and study skills while also taking two credit-level courses—including the required “Foundations in Learning” and a credit elective such as Art, Math, World Language or Physical Education. In order to move to the credit curriculum, students must pass their two required courses with a C- or better within two semesters.
- Required Core:
FY1001 (3 credits): Foundations in Learning
EN0911 (non-credit): Developmental Writing
- Two electives – non-credit and credit
Language Intensive Curriculum (LIC) is a non-credit, one or two-semester intensive program for students with significant difficulties in reading and writing and who are reading and writing well below college level. The LIC emphasizes the use of assistive technology such as the required Kurzweil text reader and Dragon dictation software to help students develop skills and abilities that will be required in the credit program. Students take three developmental courses in writing, reading comprehension and communication, plus a reading decoding class using the Wilson Reading system. Students who enter the Language Intensive Curriculum must be interested in learning and using the many technology tools that will become part of their repertoire for interacting with credit-level classes in subsequent semesters. In order to move to the partial-credit or credit curriculum students must demonstrate reading, writing and technology proficiency within two semesters.
- Required Non-Credit Core:
FY0111: Developing Study Skills & Reading Comprehension
EN0111: Fundamentals of Writing
CO0111: Language and Communication
DS0111: Wilson Reading
Landmark offers Summer Programs to help students discover and practice academic skills and strategies that improve their ability to learn. Students are not required to have a diagnosed learning disability to participate in our summer programs.
- High School Summer Program teaches rising juniors and seniors skills they can apply in high school, including formal instruction in assistive technology.
- Transition to College Program prepares recent high school graduates for their all-important first semester in college.
- Visiting College Students can earn up to six credits during the summer session while developing effective learning skills and strategies they can apply at their college.