Transition from High School

Learning about the services and accommodations that are offered is an important step in selecting a college or university. This helps you determine the best fit for you. Student Disability Services (SDS) regularly meets with prospective students who are interested in learning more about the office and the services that we coordinate. Please contact us to set up an appointment at any time.

Many of the accommodations included in high school IEPs, 504 plans, and specialized learning plans are also accommodations that can be offered at the college level. We recommend submitting a copy of your most recent Individualized Education Plan (IEP) / Evaluation Team Report (ETR), 504, or learning plan as part of your documentation. However, there are some limitations to collegiate accommodations where, unlike high school, modifications cannot be made to the curriculum.

An important aspect of the transition to college is the development of self-advocacy skills. Students will need to self-disclose their disability to the SDS office, as services do not automatically transfer from high school. To receive services, students should begin by submitting an online application and documentation which meets current guidelines.