Transitioning from high school to college includes two phases.

  1. Preparing for college, including testing, securing financial aid, and choosing your postsecondary school.
  2. Succeeding in college, which requires numerous self-management skills.

Below you will find resources that will help you prepare for college and be successful once you arrive.

Preparing for College

The transition from high school to college is a big step for everyone. Students with disabilities have even more things to think about than their nondisabled peers. Preparing for your postsecondary education should begin while you are in high school.

Succeeding in College

Congratulations! You have decided to go to college—excellent decision. A college education can increase your opportunities for success. However, you will find the college learning environment different from that of high school. College is less structured and will require you to use more self-monitoring skills than you needed in high school. There will be no teachers or parents making decisions for you. Be prepared to face an increased level of academic competition and to have less contact with your professors. You will be the person responsible for your actions, your learning, your successes and your failures as a college student.