Winston in College

Individualized By Design

Winston in College, a part of the Winston Online campus, offers virtual learning support services for adult students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, executive functioning difficulties (ADHD), and nonverbal learning disorders (NVLD) who are transitioning to or are currently enrolled in a college program.

Focus in College

Focus in College is modeled after our highly effective one-to-one remediation, Focus program offered on all of our campuses at Winston Preparatory School and uses the same teaching frameworks which is a cornerstone of a Winston Prep education. 

Students who enroll in Focus in College will meet virtually one-to-one in live sessions with a Focus instructor to hone the skills in need of development. This could include executive functioning strategies (organization, time management, etc.), Qualities of a Sustainable and Independent Learner (self-advocacy, self-reflection, etc.), reading and/or listening comprehension, writing, note-taking, reading/decoding, socializing & making/sustaining friendships, understanding their learning profile, and digital & media literacy skills. 


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  • Who Should Apply?

    All motivated college students with learning disabilities or executive functioning difficulties (ADHD) who would like to build the necessary skills to grow as sustainable and independent learners for college and beyond.
  • What is Winston Prep’s Application and Acceptance Process?

    Winston Preparatory School accepts students on a rolling basis. The application can be completed through School Admin on our website or by contacting rsmith@winstonprep.edu. A neuropsychological or psychoeducational evaluation is required in order to begin considering your application for enrollment. Upon receipt of your application, the Admissions Committee will review your application in an initial screening. If the Committee believes the applicant may be an appropriate match for our services, you will be invited for an interview. Through the admissions process, the Committee begins to develop an understanding of your unique profile of strengths and areas of challenge and identifies whether Winston’s educational philosophy can meet your learning support needs. All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s findings within three weeks of the initial screening and/or interview.
  • How It Works

    Focus sessions are offered virtually either two or three times per week for 45 minutes during a 12-week semester. Students login to their sessions through the designated Google Meet link in a Winston Online Google Classroom.

    Students will work interactively with their Focus instructor to decide their development goals. Students are then provided with a full initial report of their goals and the instruction methodology based on their personal learning profile. At the conclusion of the semester, students are provided with a final report discussing their work over the semester, growth gains, and a plan for future steps.
  • How is a Students' Focus Program Developed?

    As part of the admissions process, students provide a recent neuropsychological or psychoeducational evaluation, complete a questionnaire, and participate in an interview, which allows our team to develop an understanding of each student’s unique profile of strengths and weaknesses. After the initial meeting with a student to discuss the learning profile and skill development goals. Next, instructors create an individualized curriculum for each student, which is grounded in research. The last day of the 12-week Focus services is dedicated to final assessments, including the QSIL and wrap-up. After the final session, each student will be provided a written report and graded rubric, which will include a summary of how the student progressed throughout each goal area and any suggestions for continued practice and development. And addresses what the student and their instructor together determine the students’ next plan of development is.
  • How Much Does Focus in College Cost?

    Focus in College consists of a 12-week semester, plus one assessment and wrap-up day. The 2-day Focus schedule costs $3,800. The 3-day schedule Focus costs $5,600.

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  • Our Individualized Focus Program at Winston Prep

    Our focus program is at the heart of our highly dynamic model of research-based teaching methods. This animated video explains how Winston Prep's individualized focus programming works at each of our campuses. Click here to view the full transcript.
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Why Winston?

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  • A Research-Based Teaching and Learning Model

    What is unique to Winston Prep is that we connect research with practice, which allows us to approach each individual student and truly discover their learning needs. We are able to create a successful educational environment where students are learning to become independent.
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Ready to Take the Next Step?

College students go through multiple transition stages and learning curves throughout their college career as an undergraduate through their graduate studies, and many find it helpful to work with a learning specialist trained specifically in their learning profile. Apply today to get started developing academic skills that make measurable differences!
Winston Preparatory School is a leading school for students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, executive functioning difficulties (ADHD), and non-verbal learning disorders (NVLD).

WPS does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin. The Winston Preparatory School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment, and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.