Education and Transition To College
10 Things You Need to Know
- All colleges offer accommodations, but services are not mandatory.
- For students with LD, there is no correlation between doing well in high school and college success.
- If you have shopped for colleges for a teen without disabilities, forget everything you learned.
- Whatever support your teen received in high school, double that for college.
- In college, expect 2 to 3 hours of outside work for every hour spent in class.
- The belief that unstructured time is free leads to the downfall of many a college student, disability or no.
- College students with LD must actively seek help to succeed.
- If your teen is not motivated for college, your tuition will go down the drain.
- Postsecondary failure is common because along with the IEP, all familiar supports disappear upon transition.
- The sooner students learn and practice strategies that bode for college success, the more likely you are to attend graduation!