What can disabled student services offices do to help students with disabilities successfully transition from two- to four-year colleges?

DO-IT Factsheet #182
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Stem/articles?182

Students with disabilities often face challenges as they transfer from two-year to four-year institutions of higher education. There are many things that the institutions can do, individually and cooperatively, to ease this transition. Forty-six staff and faculty from two- and four-year institutions representing a total of twenty-four states made suggestions as part of five focused discussions hosted by DO-IT at the University of Washington. Listed below are some of their ideas.

Two-year institutions can help students with disabilities successfully transition to four-year schools in the following ways:

Four-year colleges and universities can help students from two-year schools make a successful transfer in the following ways:

Two-year and four-year institutions can work together in the following ways to help students with disabilities make a successful transition between schools:

More information about this study can be found in the following article.

Burgstahler, S., Crawford, L., & Acosta, J. (2001). Transition from two-year to four-year institutions for students with disabilities. Disability Studies Quarterly, Winter 2001.