I often get questions from people asking me who do I tell about my learning disability.  That is a really good question, and like all great question - it depends.  It depends on who you are telling and for what reason.

I graduated from a top 5 MBA program and the reason why I think I got in was because of my learning disability.  Many schools, especially elite graduate schools want to have as diverse student body as possible.  That includes race, religion, gender and everything else that can make you different - like a learning disability.  Rather than hide it, embrace it, use it to your advantage and talk about it in your essays.  Just make sure you can demonstrate that you can also do the work - that is also important.

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