What challenges do students with disabilities face as they transition from two-year to four-year colleges?

DO-IT Factsheet #130

Students with disabilities report special challenges in making a successful transition from two- to four-year schools. One hundred nineteen students with disabilities from nineteen two-year colleges in Washington participated in a survey conducted by DO-IT [1]. Their top concerns about transferring to a four-year institution were in the following categories:

Professionals who work with postsecondary students with disabilities report the following range of challenges students with disabilities encounter that negatively impact successful transition to four-year schools:

A total of forty-six faculty and staff from two- and four-year institutions of higher education from twenty-four states who participated in focused discussions of these issues also reported that transfer students face challenges in the following areas:

For more specifics, consult Moving On: The Two-Four Step [2] or view the video [3] by the same title.