TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE
If you are coming from high school there are some things you should know since accommodations in college may be quite different from what you are used to. We suggest a few things you might read:
- U.S. Department of Education's Guide to Students with Disabilities "Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities" at http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html
- "Going to College" - The contents of this Web site were developed under a grant from the Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education by Virginia Commonwealth University's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports and Job Retention. That's a mouthful. This is great info on transitioning to college!
- Ball State has posted a helpful and concise summary of the legal differences between high school and college: http://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/DSD/PoliciesProcedures/LegalHandbook/LegalRightRes.aspx
College is also different from high school academically. Think about taking tips from the DO-IT Center by reading their "College Survival Skills" at http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/survival.html.