ERIC Number: ED413708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
How To Choose a College: Guide for the Student with a Disability. Fifth Edition.
Association on Higher Education and Disability.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Designed for high school students with disabilities, this booklet provides information on how to choose an appropriate college. Students are urged to take an organized approach for making one of the major decisions in their lives and to consider their abilities rather than their disability in making their choice. The booklet is divided into six sections that outline an evaluation process for students. The sections focus on: (1) present level of performance, including academic performance; (2) personal and professional short-term and long-term goals; (3) specific support services needed for the students to be successful in a postsecondary setting; (4) the accessibility of extracurricular experiences; (5) timelines for special housing, financial assistance, and specialized equipment/services; and (6) organizing and using the evaluation process to making the final decision. Each section includes questions the student should investigate in evaluating different schools. A list of selected resources for students is also included. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Check Lists, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Preparation, Decision Making, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education
The Heath Resource Center, One Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-1193; telephone: 202-833-4760.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association on Higher Education and Disability.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.