Resources for Prospective College Students

Disability & Accessibility Services (DAS) works with prospective Berea College students with disabilities to determine what challenges they may face and what accommodations may be available to them if they are admitted to Berea.

The resources below will help prospective college students think about their transition from high school to college.

Access to Postsecondary Education Handbook
This handbook was prepared by the Kentucky Department of Education for students, school counselors, teachers, and parents about planning for education after high school.

Going-to-College.org
This website was created by the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and Virginia Commonwealth University. It contains information about college life for students with disabilities. It provides video clips, activities, and resources that help students with disabilities plan for college. The videos show firsthand how students with disabilities can be successful in college.

“Going to College with Diabetes”.
This resource is a self-advocacy guide for students preparing to go to college. It was published by the American Diabetes Association and provides useful information for students with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. 

National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD)
The NCCSD is a federally funded project by the US Department of Education that provides information about disabilities and higher education. NCCSD’s resource library is helpful to students with disabilities and their families.

Postsecondary Educational Opportunities for Students with Autism
This resource is part of the Family Transition Tool Kit by Autism Speaks.

Preparing for Postsecondary Education
A pamphlet provided by the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for students with disabilities explaining students’ rights and responsibilities.