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    I have Aspergers Syndrome. I know that colleges and Universities in the US and UK have similar policies on not rejecting people for having disabilities, but do you think it's wise to share that piece of information in the appropriate place on the application? I wouldn't need any special accomidations to be made for it because I don't have an extreme case of it, but they ask, so should I tell them or omit that bit of information? Some people say that it could put me ahead because alot of universities welcome students with disabilities, but others have also told me there's a chance alot of universities wouldn't want to deal with an international student with some sort of disability.

    I'd love some feed back from anyone who might have an opinion or answer to this question.
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    Unless it's mandatory (which it isn't on a UCAS form, it's just suggested that you notify your uni ... but that can be at any time) or you feel special arrangements may be needed, then it's up to you.
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    I thought that unis couldn't see the disabillity section of your application until they've made a decision about you to aviod discrimination. I don't know, I could be wrong.
    Either way, if it's not obligatory, it's up to you whether you feel they need to know.
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    (Original post by chipskylark)
    I thought that unis couldn't see the disabillity section of your application until they've made a decision about you to aviod discrimination. I don't know, I could be wrong.
    Either way, if it's not obligatory, it's up to you whether you feel they need to know.
    Yeah you're right. They don't see this nor the ethnicity section either I believe.
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    (Original post by chipskylark)
    I thought that unis couldn't see the disabillity section of your application until they've made a decision about you to aviod discrimination. I don't know, I could be wrong.
    Either way, if it's not obligatory, it's up to you whether you feel they need to know.

    Oh, wonderful. I didn't know that. I'm still kind of new to the application process and haven't been able to find anything on this. This definitely makes me feel much better about it then.

    Thank you all for your help
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    They won't use it to make a decision. If you want them to be more lenient because of your disability you would need this to be stated in your reference, and then they make ask for proof such as a note from your doctor.

    It doesn't matter if you declare it or not when it comes to applying for DSA or getting help at uni. If you do declare it they'll automatically know and will contact you, but if you don'[t declare it then you can still contact them and ask. Even though you don't think you need help now you might change your mind.
 
 
 
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