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
|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.