College for less-than-perfect student ?? Please share your story
OK here's my story. DS, age 17 is a mildly autistic genius with failing grades. He attends a very rigorous high school and is struggling to graduate on time in 2013. He could go someplace that has a less heavy homework load and earn better grades, but he loves his school. Even though he isn't getting things turned in, he loves the mental stimulation. He is friends with other kids with IEPs, and also with the popular kids and brainiacs. He wants to go to college, but I don't know how we'll make it happen.
He wants to major in entrepreneurship or education. Could be a social studies teacher because he loves to discuss history and politics. Has anyone else managed to send a less than likely student off to college? Please share. Where did your child go, did he/she get any scholarships??
Has anyone had their child wait a year ro mature before going off to college?
We thought about having him start off at a community college and live at home, but then found out most schools give the largest scholarships only to incoming freshmen; much less aid is available for transfers.
Thanks for any ideas.