MISSISSIPPI IS FOR THINKERS
The transition from high school to college is difficult for all students. It can be considerably more difficult for students with disabilities.
This section of the website contains information to help students plan for college, including the skills necessary for success in college, grade appropriate checklists, information about required documentation, and required testing.
The section includes tips on how to select the college that best fits your needs, including questions to ask during the selection process, contact information for college disability offices, and information regarding disability-specific considerations.
The section provides information about financial aid for students with disabilities.
It outlines the vast differences between high school and college. There is much misunderstanding regarding the accommodations and services provided at the college level as compared to those provided in the K-12 school setting. Colleges and K-12 schools are governed by different laws and regulations. As such, there are differences in the rights and responsibilities placed on the student and the institution when the student moves to the college level of education. There are some reasonable accomodations students may request. It is imperative that prospective college students and their parents become aware of these and other differences before the student begins college classes.
Links to additional resources are also provided.
The disability-related information contained in this section is offered as a SUPPLEMENT to the information contained throughout the rest of the website. You are strongly encouraged to review all of the information contained throughout the site as you plan for the transition from high school to college.