Transition Guide – Postsecondary Education & Training


  • What postsecondary education/training options are available for you?
  • What documentation do you need to be eligible for disability related services?
  • What types of accommodations can you receive from postsecondary education/training programs

Aged 10-12

  • Describe what classes you enjoy
  • Explain your likes and dislikes in and out of school
  • Demonstrate problem solving strategies
  • Identify your learning style

Aged 12-14

  • Demonstrate time management skills
  • Demonstrate organizational skills
  • State the requirements of high school classes and your options for high school programs/courses of study
  • Explore the acceptance requirements for postsecondary schools

Aged 14-15

  • Develop graduation credit plan
  • Explore/visit postsecondary school
  • Understand which areas you need for support – explore use of assistive technology
  • Understand actions and consequences

Aged 15-16

  • Begin more specific post-school planning (college vs. employment)
  • Discuss entitlement vs. eligibility issues
  • Actively participate in high school scheduling
  • State prerequisites for further training (PSAT, SAT, CTE assessment)
  • Investigate scholarship opportunities and funding sources

Aged 16-17

  • Take college entrance exam
  • Maintain academic success
  • Complete college applications
  • Participate in a college prep program
  • Apply for scholarship opportunities and funding sources
  • Contact disability services office(s) to determine needed documentation and available supports

Aged 18-21

  • Finalize postsecondary education/training plan, including documentation
  • Understand and use the Summary of the Performance
  • Coordinate services and supports with disability services
  • Meet with instructional staff regarding needed accommodations and supports