Accessibility Services at Aquinas College

Accommodations in College Vs. Accommodations in High School

Here are a few key differences between college and high school:

  • Students must self-identify to Accessibility Services as a student with a disability
  • Self-advocacy is essential in order to navigate through college
  • Students must supply appropriate documentation to register with Accessibility Services
  • Students must sign a release for Accessibility Services to be able to speak with a parent or doctor/counselor
  • Accommodations cannot alter the essential elements of the programs/courses
  • Accommodations are not retroactive

Summary of Differences in High School and College Services for Students with Disabilities

Here’s a helpful link from the US Department of Education on the transition between high school and college for students with disabilities.