What Can Transition Teams Do To Support Students Form University Partnerships?
The transition team can help students:
- Explore programs that align to employment goals
- Schedule virtual and live campus tours
- Connect the students to disability services offices
- Review admission criteria
- Gather information needed to submit applications
- Explore options to earn credit while still in high school
Did You Know OVR Can Help?
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) offers many options to support students on their college or university journey. Here are just some of the options available:
- Counseling on postsecondary options through Pre-Employment Transition Services
- Promoting Academic Success Program (PAS)
- Post Secondary Exploration Summer Academies
- Hiram G. Andrews Center and Commonwealth Technical Institute
- Potential funding opportunities for postsecondary education
What Can College and University Partnerships Do For Students?
Working with colleges and universities while in high school provides many benefits to students.
Students will have the opportunity to explore campuses and interact with staff and students.
Students will learn the requirements to be accepted into the program of their choice.
Students will be connected to college disability service supports to learn about what documentation they need to provide and how to request accommodations.
Some opportunities may allow the student to earn college credits while still in high school.
Check out information about college disability service offices and virtual college tours in PA.
Check out the calendar for events that may interest you.
Want to Learn More?
Check out Preparing for College: An Online Tutorial
The transition from high school to college is a big step for everyone. Students with disabilities have even more things to consider than their nondisabled peers. This site walks students through considerations.