Transition from High School to College

As you transition to college you will notice two key differences in the process of determining reasonable accommodations.  First, you, the student, play an active role in the process.  Second, accommodations provide access to educational environments and processes; success is the responsibility of each student.  Other key points include:

  • Access consultants are happy to communicate with family members for whom you have signed a release, but will work directly with you to determine access needs. 
  • The Disability Resource Center will arrange accommodations and services while you are responsible for notifying instructors of your needs. 
  • You must contact your access consultant to discuss changes to your accommodations or to request a new letter at the beginning of each semester or academic year. 
  • Essential requirements of courses and programs cannot be altered by accommodations.