College Accommodations (Center on Transition Innovations, CTI, at VCU)
College accommodations are those supports and services provided at no cost to eligible students with disabilities to have equal access and opportunity to benefit from classes, programs, and activities. Common academic accommodations may include priority registration, note takers, extended time on tests, testing in a limited distractions room, accessible classrooms, interpreters, and textbooks in an alternate format. Using accommodations can make a big difference in student learning and grades achieved.
Key differences between high school and college
Getting college accommodations is a very different process than in high school. Understanding the differences and learning how to navigate this process is critical to understand before going to college.