College Bound Students with Disabilities
Virtual Learning Series
Beacon's Virtual Learning Series has returned this year: Feb. Mar. 15th. This monthly series presents webinars exploring the unique challenges of student who learn differently as they transition to college. Information and registration is available through their website.
Landmark College - Open House
For students who learn differently, Landmark College is holding an Open House on March 18th. Their team of admissions and financial aid counselors will be on campus that day to conduct interviews and discuss scholarship opportunities with prospective students and their families. Pre-register online.
Landmark College - Summer Programs
Landmark will be hosting Information Sessions regarding their summer programs they have in place for students who learn differently:
Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. ET – this session is for students who have just graduated high school or already enrolled in college to learn about our Summer College Readiness Program, Summer Bridge Experience, and 5-Day Online Bootcamp.
Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. ET – this session is for rising high school juniors and seniors to learn about our High School Summer Program. LINK: https://primetime.
High School Summer Program - Rising high school juniors and seniors who find it challenging to keep pace academically and want an introduction to college; running July 8th - 29th
Summer College Readiness Program - Recent high school graduates preparing to enter college in the fall (admission to a college other than LC is required to participate); running July 16th - 29th.
5-Day Online Boot Camp - This intensive online program supports new and current college students who want to be better prepared and more confident as they start their Fall semester; running July 17th - 21st.
Rochester Institute of Technology - Spring Open House
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at RIT invites interested students and their parents to an in-person Open House this spring (Apr. 7th or 28th). They'll meet faculty and current students, take a closer look at the curriculum and facilities, and get information on the admissions process. Admissions will also share information about NTID/RIT's access and support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Open House will highlight the associate-level, associate+bachelor's degree, and pre-baccalaureate programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, as well as the bachelor's degree programs in ASL-English interpretation, and community development and inclusive leadership. Deaf and hard-of-hearing students and students who are interested in their ASL-English interpretation program are encouraged to attend. Check-in will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Development Center (SDC) Lobby, and the day's activities will conclude at 4:00 p.m. Use this link to register.
A Parent's Guide
A resource for parents to assist in the transition from high school to college can be accessed through the above title link.
Things to Consider during Transition for High School Students with IEP/504 Plans
College planning resources available through BestColleges.com:
An Overview of College Resources for Students with Disabilities
College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
College Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities
College Guide for Students with Physical Disabilities
College Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
College Guide for Students with Visual Impairments
Career Guide for Students with Disabilities
A career planning resource available through BestColleges.com
Career Resource for Students with Disabilities
A resource outlying options for students available through Zety.com
Scholarship Resources for Students with Disabilities
A resource for scholarships and financial information available through AffordableColleges.com
College Resources for Students with Disabilities
A collection of resources from Rutgers University for parents and students
Financial Aid Resources for Students with Disabilities
A financial aid resource available through GoodCall.com