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

By U.S. Department of Education


U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Washington, D.C. 20202

More and more high school students with disabilities are planning to continue their education in postsecondary schools, including vocational and career schools, two and four year colleges, and universities. As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities as well as the responsibilities postsecondary schools have toward you. Being well informed will help ensure you have a full opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the postsecondary education experience without confusion or delay.

The information in this pamphlet, provided by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U. S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This pamphlet also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities To order copies of this publication, write to ED Pubs Education Publications Center, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 1398 Jessup, MD 20794-1398; or fax your order to 301-470-1244; or e-mail your request to edpubs@inet.ed.gov.

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