High School vs. College Accommodations
Graduating high school and entering college bring new challenges to the student with a disability. Please note the following differences between high school and college accommodations.
|Public High School||College|
|Free and appropriate education guaranteed by Law||The law does not guarantee admission to a college or university|
|School is obligated to seek out and identify students with disabilities||The student is responsible for locating the disability services office and inquiring how he/she can receive services.|
|Obligation to evaluate students with disabilities||No obligation to evaluate students with disabilities|
|Must alter course content if necessary||No obligation to alter content of courses or evaluation system|
|Students get support in budgeting their time and planning their school work||Students do not receive assistance in budgeting their time and planning school work|
|Student's progress is monitored by school staff||Student's progress is his/her own responsibility|
|School will seek out students to provide accommodations||Students must self-identify and self-advocate for accommodations|
This list was adapted from Counseling Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities by Michael Koehler and Marybeth Kravets.