High School Transition


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Guide to Transitioning From High School to College

This publication is designed to help students with disabilities transition from high school to college. It will guide students, parents, teachers and administrators as they begin planning for college. Checklists may be duplicated for student use or for program planning. We hope that students will be “Catching the Wave” from high school to college.


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Catching the Wave PDF Version

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Steps to Transitioning from High School

  1. Apply to Cuyamaca College your last semester of High School
    1. If eligible : Apply for FAFSA 
  2. Provide DSPS with Verification of Disability-ie: IEP, 504, and other
  3. Complete online orientation via WebAdvisor
  4. Currently multiple measures are being used for Math and English placement
  5. Make an Appointment for a DSPS Intake for Advising and Academic Accommodations
  6. If eligible apply to Department of Rehabilitation for additional educational assistance

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