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Preparing for College/Postsecondary Education

American Council on Education

ACE is the nation's coordinating higher education association and is dedicated to providing equal educational opportunity. They have an excellent Frequently Asked Questions section located at:

Association on Higher Education and Disability

AHEAD is an international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities.

Council for Opportunity in Education

The mission of the Council is to provide a voice for low-income and disabled students to assure they have a realistic chance to enter and graduate from college.

Education Testing Service - Disabilities and Testing Website

This site provides information to applicants with disabilities who need approval for reasonable testing accommodations. The Office of Disability Policy coordinates all ETS policies and procedures related to making programs and testing services accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The Heath Resource Center

The George Washington Heath Resource Center maintains a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.

Ohio State University Partnership Grant Improving the Quality of Higher Education for Students with Disabilities

The OSU Partnership Grant creates and maintains active partnerships among OSU departments, two-year community colleges, and collaborators at national, regional, and local levels. The primary objective of these unique and dynamic partnerships is to enhance the postsecondary experience for students with disabilities, working for greater educational access and understanding of the accommodations process through knowledge and practice.


This section of FirstGov is a student gateway to the U.S. government and delivers government information pertinent to college age students.

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

This pamphlet explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. It also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, and to ensure that the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

United States Department of Education

The Department of Education website includes information for students and families on preparation for college, vocational programs and adult education programs.

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