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Transition to College:
Attending college for the first time can be exciting, stressful, and unsettling for most students—often more so for those requiring academic accommodations. Students are not only entering a new, larger environment but must also learn to navigate campus services while assuming greater personal responsibility for academic success. Significant differences exist between K-12 and community colleges when it comes to serving students with disabilities. The information below describes what students may expect as they transition to college.
The transition from high school to community college can be exciting and a bit confusing for the student with a disability. There are many new procedures and rules to learn. There are also significant differences between the assistance and accommodations the student received in high school under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the services and accommodations the student may receive at the community college under Section 504 and The ADA.
1. The student is covered by Individuals with Disability Education Act.
8. Personal services are provided.
In the Community College system:
I. The student is covered by Title 5 Section 504 and ADA. The education is a priviledge not a right.
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