Putting the pieces together
This year, you will take the SAT and/or the ACT, possibly be reevaluated for your disability, and visit universities and colleges.
Remember to contact the Director of College Counseling and Transitions (Colleen McQuade) and ask her to apply for testing accommodations ahead of time. Many colleges and universities have a minimum requirement score on these tests. If you don't meet the minimum requirement, take the test again. You are not penalized for taking the test more than once. Only your highest score will be considered by admissions’ offices.
Decide which post-secondary programs to which you will submit an application. Have multiple options in case you are not accepted at your first choice. One strategy I like to encourage is the “rule of 3,” which refers to making sure your list of programs includes at least one of each of the following:
Look into the local community and technical colleges. The first two years at a community college and a university are mostly general education courses, so they are very similar. If you complete an associate's degree at a community college and then transfer to a university to complete a bachelor's degree, you will graduate with two degrees. And, you could save a LOT of money!
Click the link below to view/download your 11th-grade transition checklist.