Transitioning from High School to College

Transitioning is difficult for most students and there can be added challenges for students who were accustomed to receiving academic accommodations in high school. Here is a helpful comparative chart highlighting the Differences Between Accommodations and Academic Expectations in High School vs. College.

Resources Available Through Academic Advising

Additional Resources Available On Campus

The Wellness Center, located in the Kline Center complex, provides professional and confidential health, counseling, and nutritional support services.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of writing support through Norman M. Eberly Writing Center. Even before you've written a word, you can take an assignment to a Writing Center associate for guidance in getting started.

The Waidner - Spahr Library provides many specially designed resources for students with disabilities. Learn more by visiting the LIS Disability Resources and Services page.

Academic Coaching

Below are the websites of outside professionals who are not affiliated with Dickinson, but who have notified ADS that they are available to provide fee-based coaching services to Dickinson students. (Listed in alphabetical order.)
Please note that Dickinson is not promoting or endorsing any of these services, but rather sharing their existence with those who may be interested in pursuing external academic support services. 

Careers, Scholarships, and Networking for Students with Disabilities

Disabilities and Global Education

Two legislative mandates that govern disabilities in higher education within the United States are the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These mandates do not extend beyond U.S. borders. Students with disabilities who are planning to study abroad should consult with the Center for Global Studies and Engagement to discuss their disability-related needs. Such conversations will have no bearing on a student's application for study abroad.