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Unformatted text preview: STUDENT GUIDE A Rhode Island Guide for Youth in Transition Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities 2001 (revised 2009) Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities 2001 (revised 2009) COLLEGE STUDENT GUIDE This directory is designed to assist students who receive supports through an Individual Education Program (IEP) or a 504 Plan, to learn about opportunities to pursue post-secondary education. This guide will help you to: y Plan and prepare for post-secondary education, y Identify supports available to aid in accessing post-secondary education, and y Find disability related information about Colleges in Rhode Island. For more information we suggest the following web sites: y Rhode island Office of Higher Education Preparing for College Guide www.ribghe.org/col-prep.htm y College Link Newsletter Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities www.sherkockcenter.org y NICHY (The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities) www.nichcy.org y HEATH Resource Center www.heath-resource-center.org y College Access Alliance of Rhode Island www.collegeaccessri.org Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities 2001 (revised 2009) Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities 2001 (revised 2009) CONTENTS Part One - Thinking About College I s C o l l e g e F o r M e ? 1 If I Am Interested in College, FOUR FACTORS That I Need To Consider Are 2 Part Two Preparing for College While Still in High School The Transition Process, How the High School IEP Can Prepare Me for College! 5 What Will the Difference Be Between High School and College & What Kinds of Supports Will I Be Able to Access in College? 6 H o w D o I F i n d O u t A b o u t C o l l e g e s ? 7 Timeline for College Preparation, Grade 8 - 12 8-17 Programs That Can Help You 18 C o l l e g e A c c e s s R e s o u r c e s 19-24 Agencies That Provide Information and Guidance 25 Part Three Visiting Colleges & Asking Questions Why Visiting Colleges & Asking Questions is Important 27 What Questions Do I Ask When I Visit a College? 28 An Interview Sheet for the Disability Support Services Coordinator 29 Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities 2001 (revised 2009) Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities 2001 (revised 2009) Part One Thinking About College IS COLLEGE FOR ME? How do you know if going to college is right for you? Think about what you want your future to look like. As a student, you will need to develop a personal vision of where you would like to be and what you would like to be doing. When looking at career choices, there are Four Factors to consider in determining if college is right for your future. This section is designed to help you decide if college is right for you at this time....
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