More information is available on: Nervous about taking the big plunge into college?
We offer a five-day program right before first-year orientation.
Here’s what we can do for you: Sometimes, a little adjustment can make a test or assignment less daunting.
If you have appropriate documentation, Gerry Volpe, Coordinator of Disability Services, can find ways to make learning and living at college easier for you.
It can be exciting and confusing, happy and stressful, fun and fearful.
Those feelings are normal and are all part of the process of growth and change.
To do so, the student must declare that he/she has a disability and must provide current documentation.
Colleges are not governed by the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act); however, colleges are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of disability and are required to ensure equal access for otherwise qualified students with disabilities.
For students with disabilities there is the added challenge of figuring out the differences between the services they received in high school and the rights and responsibilities they will have as college students.
There are some significant differences between high school and college.