Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Student Transition from High School to College

Legal Rights High School vs. College High School

  • The student's rights are protected by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Teachers and Administrators use IEPs
  • Guarantees SUCCESS
  • The SCHOOL is responsible for identifying students and initiating services
  • Parents are HIGHLY involved
  • The SCHOOL organizes and provides updated testing
  • Decisions about the student's education are made by the IEP team

College

  • The student's rights are protected by SECTION 504 and the ADA LAW
  • IEPs are NOT used
  • Provides ACCESS
  • The STUDENT is responsible for identifying themselves and contacting the DRC to request services
  • Parents ONLY have access to what the student allows
  • The STUDENT is responsible for organizing and obtaining updated testing
  • Decisions about the student's education are made by the STUDENT

This page was last updated on: August 20, 2013