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Students with disabilities face the same challenges as students without disabilities when transferring from 2-year to 4-year institutions.

Some students with disabilities who transferred from community colleges to four-year schools reported that in making the transition, they faced challenges related to a less supportive faculty, higher academic standards, and an increased sense of competition among students at four-year schools. These are similar to challenges reported by students without disabilities.

Source: Townsend, B.K. (1993). University practices that hinder the academic success of community college transfer students, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (18th, Pittsburgh, PA, November 4-7, 1993).