K-12 to College Transition Resources
Preparing Student with Disabilities for Post-secondary Education Resources Guide
This resource guide is designed to assist those who work with high school students with disabilities who plan to continue their education in post-secondary institutions, including vocational and career schools, two- and four- year colleges, and universities. Because post-secondary institutions differ significantly from high school, it is imperative that students with disabilities know their rights and responsibilities and self-advocate in order to be successful.
- Differences Between K-12 & Higher Education has in-depth information and resources.
- DO-IT College Transition Help and Finding the Right Campus
- Letter to Parents from Jane Jarrow (PDF)
- Going-to-College.org is designed to assist high school students with disabilities in their transition to college.
- The College: Continuing and Higher Education webpage from Wrightslaw.com is designed to assist students in all stages of the college planning process.
- The College and College Prep webpage from LD Online provides information specifically for students with Learning Disabilities who are transitioning to college.
2 yr to 4 year College Transition Resources
DO-IT’s Moving On: The Two-Four Step
Many of the two-year college students with disabilities who have the desire and potential to succeed in a four-year post-secondary program have difficulties making a successful transition. Challenges relate to their own knowledge and skills and to the differences between two- and four-year schools. This publication elaborates on these challenges and shares tips for success and additional resources to help students with disabilities successfully transition from a two- to a four-year college.
- 2-4: A Promising Practice in Supporting Transitions from Two- to Four-Year Colleges
- How can I help a two-year college student transition to a four-year school?
- What challenges do students with disabilities face as they transition from two-year to four-year colleges?
- What can disabled student services offices do to help students with disabilities successfully transition from two- to four-year colleges?
- What advice can I give to a college student with a disability to promote their success?