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A department within Student Affairs

Prospective Students

Welcome Future Owls

Students with disabilities will need to know about the differences in their rights and responsibilities as they leave high school and enter college.

Here are some important points to keep in mind:

  • Future students with a disability should visit Disability Resources and Services (DRS) in their junior or senior year of high school.
  • Know your disability and how it impacts your learning.
  • Know your rights and responsibilities as a student entering college.
  • In summary, as a high school student you are dependent on the system for them to provide you with what you need. You can be a passive recipient, but in college you, and you alone, are responsible to ensure that your needs are met. You must be the active and independent initiators.

Differences

High School College
School is responsible for identifying/diagnosing the students. You are responsible for identifying yourself.
All students must be provided with appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. May qualify for reduced course load. Qualified students are eligible for appropriate accommodations but not reductions in course requirements.
Parents’ comments are required. You are responsible for self-advocacy, parent’s involvement is limited.

Are you ready for college? To find out please take the attached quiz.