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Ten More Questions to Ask When Choosing A College

Ten More Questions to Ask When Choosing A College

I wrote a post about ten questions to ask when choosing a college here, and decided to expand on it some more. So here are ten more questions to ask yourself and others when choosing a college. How far do you have to travel for […]

Ten Things That Surprised Me About College

Ten Things That Surprised Me About College

Before I left for college, my mom was talking with someone, expressing how worried she was about my transition to college, since getting my accommodations in high school was so frustrating. This person reassured my mom that college was completely different, and I would be […]

15 Addresses to Memorize in College

15 Addresses to Memorize in College

Recently, a sighted friend at my college asked me how I was able to navigate campus with a blindness cane better than they could without one. I have gotten lost several times on campus, but I have found that having important campus addresses input into […]

10 Staff Members To Meet in College

10 Staff Members To Meet in College

Before I even started at my university, I had already talked to almost three dozen faculty and staff members on the phone and in person to ensure that I would not have any disruptions in receiving my approved classroom and housing accommodations.  Because of this, […]

What To Bring To The Disability Services Testing Center

What To Bring To The Disability Services Testing Center

At my university, the Office of Disability Services has its own testing center that students can use to take quizzes and tests assigned in the classroom, as well as midterms and final exams.  There are single rooms with CCTVs and long tables, small cubicle-style areas, […]

How To Pick Housing

How To Pick Housing

I just finished filling out my housing application for next year to live on campus, and it was surprisingly easy. Now that I have learned a lot about what to ask for and what dorm is best for me, it’s been a painless process. Here […]

How To Create A Disability Services File

How To Create A Disability Services File

I chose what college I was going to attend during my junior year of high school, a year before I even submitted my application (read more about how I made my choice here). The Office of Disability Services was/is very welcoming and answered all of […]

How To Explain Accommodations

How To Explain Accommodations

First impressions are more important in college than high school. Back in high school, teachers thought they could handle anything and everything, and then suddenly would express their worries about having a student with a disability, after it was too late for the student to […]

How To Schedule College Classes

How To Schedule College Classes

When my friend had to sign up for her first semester of college classes, they came to me saying that there were only 7 am classes available and they weren’t sure how they would be able to start her day that early, and that several […]

Ten Questions to Ask When Choosing a College

Ten Questions to Ask When Choosing a College

The summer before my freshman year of high school, my dad decided that I was going to be a registered dietitian and attend a state school in a small town in Virginia. This was before my vision got worse and also before I was inspired […]