ERIC Number: ED408730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
College: You Can Do It! DO-IT Program.
Washington Univ., Seattle.
Designed for students with disabilities, this publication outlines the steps needed for successful transition from high school to college and beyond. The guide urges students to find out about institutional entrance requirements, maintain a high grade point average, take pre-college examinations, take care with college applications, find financial resources, find out about and utilize support services at colleges, ask about transition programs in high school and orientation programs at colleges, develop self-advocacy skills and self-management skills, develop study skills, network, and take advantage of opportunities in high school and college to learn about and use computer technologies. The importance of making wise academic and career choices, building a resume, and participating in internships and social activities is also addressed. The guide includes a list of helpful hints for succeeding in college that was developed by participants in DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology). Campus resources for students with disabilities at the University of Washington are also listed. (CR)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Disabilities, High Schools, Higher Education, Paying for College, School Orientation, Self Advocacy, Student Personnel Services, Success, Transitional Programs
DO-IT, 4525 15th Avenue NE, University of Washington, Box 35482, Seattle, WA 98105-4527; telephone/TTY: 206-685-DOIT; fax: 206-685-4045.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Note: Additional funding received from NEC Foundation of American and US WEST Communications.