Why Should Students Participate In A Pre-College Program?
There are many benefits for students to experience a pre-college program.
- Students will get to “try out” college. This will allow them to identify areas of strength and areas to grow.
- A pre-college program is more than a tour. Students may take classes, live on campus, and enjoy what college has to offer.
- Students are able to take college classes during the summer.
How can transition teams support access to pre-college programs?
Thinking about college can be stressful for families, but especially for students. Here are some ways to help students determine if college is right for them.
- Review interests, strengths, and areas of growth.
- Explore colleges online.
- Support students by asking questions like, does this college provide a pre-college experience? How does one access the disability support office?
Why Attend A Pre-College Program?
The benefits of attending a pre-college program include:
Students will learn about the programs available to them and how to apply for them.
Students will be able to explore the academic and independent living supports available at a college or university.
Students may earn college credit for the course they attend while still in high school.
Students will learn hands-on what life is like to live on a college campus.
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Think College is a collaboration of higher education institutions dedicated to designing and supporting campus settings to facilitate an inclusive education for young adults with intellectual disabilities.