What are the best ways for students with disabilities to find the right college?

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What are the best ways for students with disabilities to find the right college?

Reecy Aresty
College Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & Author Payless For College, Inc.

What are the best ways for students with disabilities to find the right college?

Have an in depth discussion with the DSS office & support staff well in advance of applying or making a campus visit.

Kathleen Harrington
Owner New Jersey College Consulting

What are the best ways for students with disabilities to find the right college?

Students with disabilities should do their research early on in their high school career. Since every student may require different modifications and accommodations, it is essential that what you need to best succeed on the collegiate level is readily available on the campus you are considering attending.

Donovan Blake
Lead Consultant Griffin Blake Educational Consulting

What are the best ways for students with disabilities to find the right college?

Students with disabilities must be aware on how you learn best. Then when looking a colleges, you can research if that college can support their learning needs. In high school you can take a college prep course to introduce you to the rigor of the work you will experience in college. Make sure that your IEP or 504 plan is updated during your senior year of high school. Then you can use it to request the appropriate learning accommodations at college.