Prospective Students

There is a fundamental distinction between the laws governing students with disabilities in K through 12 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act/IDEA) and the laws governing students with disabilities in college (Americans with Disabilities Act/ADA and Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008.

A significant difference is that IDEA strives for academic success while ADAA strives for equal access to all courses, programs, services, and activities. Many of the modifications and instructional supports mandated under IDEA are not considered to be reasonable under ADA. Please read this document for additional differences between high school and college for students with disabilities.

Prospective students and parents are invited to contact Student Disability Services directly so that we may answer any questions and discuss a prospective student’s individual needs. Use information can also be found on our Accommodations and Documentation webpages.