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Founded by Parents

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Beacon College was founded by a group of parents more than 30 years ago. Our founders were searching for the right college for their students, and they were discouraged by the inadequate services offered at traditional colleges and universities. While more robust services are available at colleges nationwide today, these services do not compare to those offered at Beacon College.

Why is Beacon’s educational environment so unique? Because the entire College — every aspect of the College — is focused on your student’s individual learning needs and your student’s success beyond Beacon College.

The Beacon Difference

At a more traditional college or university, the conversation does not revolve around how to make the curriculum and learning more available to students who learn differently. Faculty typically use teaching techniques geared to the average learner. They do not tackle the tougher issues of teaching to a variety of different learning styles. This is why Beacon College is different and why your student becomes so empowered and confident in their ability to learn. Beacon faculty and staff possess the passion and commitment to reach every student-learner — regardless of the challenge. We believe every student admitted to Beacon College has the intellectual capacity to achieve in their studies at Beacon and be successful in the workplace.

Resources for Parents

There are many ways for parents to take advantage of our experience working exclusively with students who learn differently! From our webinars focused on the transition to college to our family-centered college readiness programs, we are here for you and your student. We also meet virtually (and in person) nationally through our expansive group of regional transition counselors and representatives.

Upcoming Events

Explore our open houses, one-on-one meetings, campus tours, or virtual information sessions.

Virtual Events

Webinars and Resources

Check out our one-stop repository of webinar recordings, digital brochures, and videos.

Webinars & Resources

Digital Brochures

Flip-book style brochures are available for all academic degrees and college readiness programs.


College Readiness Programs

No matter where your student intends to pursue their degree, these programs are open to those who may benefit from proactive skill-based preparation for college success.

College Readiness Programs

Schedule a Chat

Through Calendly + Zoom, you can meet with our admissions experts one-on-one!

Beacon College Calendly


More than 90% of Beacon students receive financial aid, and our average award package exceeds 20% of tuition.


Meet the Admissions Team

William Gledhill

Director of Recruitment and Outreach


Lydia Kritzman

Admissions Counselor


Michaela DiDonato

Administrative Assistant


Alyssa Hall

Admissions and Enrollment Services Assistant


Additional Resources

Plan Your Visit

The best way to get to know Beacon is to visit! Join us on campus for a tour or Open House.

Plan a Visit

How to Apply

Ready to take the next step? Review admission guidelines, and begin your application today!


Virtual Events

Get to know Beacon from the comfort of home with a variety of upcoming virtual opportunities.

Virtual Events

New Student Orientation

Our detailed orientation helps you get the lay of the land when you arrive on campus.

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