Parents

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Beacon College was founded by a group of parents over 25 years ago. These College Founders were searching for the right college for their students. They quickly became discouraged when they discovered the inadequate services offered at traditional colleges and universities. While certainly today more robust services are available at colleges nationwide, 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.

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 the Beacon College faculty is different and why your student becomes so empowered and confident in their ability to learn. The faculty possess the passion and commitment to reach every student-learner, regardless of the challenge. It is assumed that every student admitted to Beacon College has the intellectual capacity to achieve both in their studies at Beacon, and also be successful in the workplace.

You know your student better than anyone. You know how important it is to select the right college; for this is a unique chapter in your student’s life. The college journey represents the transition to independence and responsible adulthood that can be daunting for many students with learning differences. At Beacon College our job is devoted to your student’s ability to lead a full and rewarding life. Poised for the future and prepared to accomplish. Based on Beacon’s remarkable student outcomes “we are the best at what we do.”

As you learn more about Beacon College, it may be helpful to know that our location in central Florida, a short distance from Orlando, is of great benefit to our students seeking internships and work experience with major corporations and employers nearby. Already Disney, Jet Blue, Southwest, Sea World, JP Morgan, etc. are working with Beacon to create unique student/employer work opportunities. We know the transition to work for students with learning differences can be difficult. We want to assure that Beacon College students enter the marketplace confident and with the necessary work-related skills. Our corporate partners share our vision of a promising and satisfying future for Beacon College graduates.

Beacon College is still accepting applications for the upcoming semester, and scholarships are still available for qualifying students. As the admissions process is competitive, it is recommended that students apply early. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the fall class of 100 students is full. Students seeking financial assistance should contact the admissions office. Limited Beacon College scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis.

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, to our full degree programs, we are here for you and your student. Below you will find links to our repositories of upcoming events, digital resources and up-to-date program brochures. We also meet virtually (and in person!) nationally through expansion of regional transition counselors and representatives.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Join us for a live event to learn more about Beacon. Explore our Open Houses, one-on-one meetings, campus tours, virtual information sessions, or our Virtual Learning Series focused on topics related to college readiness for students who learn differently.

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Webinars and Resources

Webinars & Resources

Over the past few years, we have compiled our webinar recordings and digital resources into this one-stop repository for students and families. Here you can find our most popular brochures, videos about Beacon College, upcoming events, and college readiness tools.
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All Brochures

All Brochures

All of our materials are available online for you to read, download or share with your family. This repository contains complete flip-book brochures for Beacon Collge, our majors and academic programs, our college readiness programs, financial aid, and more.

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College Readiness Programs

College Readiness Programs

Beacon College offers a variety of college readiness programs for students at every stage of the journey – no matter where they intend to pursue their degree. These programs are open to students with or without learning differences who may benefit from proactive skill-based preparation for college success.

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Schedule a Chat

Schedule a Chat

Beacon College is now using Calendly + Zoom to meet with students and families one-on-one! Meet with an expert in admissions, college readiness, or financial aid at your convenience. You can also reach us any time at 855-220-5376 or admissions@beaconcollege.edu.

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Scholarships

Scholarships

Did you know that more than 90% of Beacon students receive financial aid, and our average award package exceeds 20 percent of tuition? Learn more about scholarship opportunities exclusively for students who learn differently.

Learn More

Feel free to contact us at any stage in the process to discuss your questions with a transition or admissions counselor.

Phone: 855-220-5376 (Toll Free)
Email: admissions@beaconcollege.edu
Click here to schedule a Zoom meeting via Calendly.