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University Partnerships

Building relationships with colleges and universities helps transition teams find programming that best meets a student’s interests and needs. Another benefit is access to disability service offices to help students build relationships needed to access accomodations in their post-secondary educational pursuit. Some partnerships are also structured for students to earn college credit while still in high school.

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What Can Transition Teams Do To Support Students Form University Partnerships?

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The transition team can help students:

  • Explore programs that align to employment goals
  • Schedule virtual and live campus tours
  • Connect the students to disability services offices
  • Review admission criteria
  • Gather information needed to submit applications
  • Explore options to earn credit while still in high school
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Did You Know OVR Can Help?

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) offers many options to support students on their college or university journey. Here are just some of the options available:

  • Counseling on postsecondary options through Pre-Employment Transition Services
  • Promoting Academic Success Program (PAS)
  • Post Secondary Exploration Summer Academies
  • Hiram G. Andrews Center and Commonwealth Technical Institute
  • Potential funding opportunities for postsecondary education
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What Can College and University Partnerships Do For Students?

Working with colleges and universities while in high school provides many benefits to students.

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Program Exploration

Students will have the opportunity to explore campuses and interact with staff and students.

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Admission Requirements

Students will learn the requirements to be accepted into the program of their choice.

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Disability Services

Students will be connected to college disability service supports to learn about what documentation they need to provide and how to request accommodations.

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College Credits

Some opportunities may allow the student to earn college credits while still in high school.

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Check out information about college disability service offices and virtual college tours in PA.

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Check out Preparing for College: An Online Tutorial

The transition from high school to college is a big step for everyone. Students with disabilities have even more things to consider than their nondisabled peers. This site walks students through considerations.

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