There are many students who receive support services through an IEP or 504 plan while in high school who do not want to register for similar supports in college. Many times students feel that they are starting fresh in college and would like the opportunity to move past the supports they received while in high school. I strongly encourage students to think through this decision, and register for services in your college's disability office before school begins. You can still try and handle college without making use of the supports, but if you do decide you can benefit from them they will already be in place for you. One challenge I have seen with students transitoning to college is that if they decide to not register initially with the disability office but realize they need the support midway through the semester, they find the time lag between initiating and receiving services longer than they would like. This article talks more about this important topic and is helpful for all students and parents to read through.
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