Disability Services - New Student and Parent Information

We’re here to make your transition to college easier

Welcome to our campus! We’re so glad you’re here. You may have some questions about how our campus may differ from your high school in addressing students with disabilities. We’ve listed a number of resources below that explain these differences and can make your transition easier.

  • Preparing for postsecondary education—a link to an informative question and answer article called Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities, published by the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
  • How college is different from high school—a pdf document that helps students understand how college responsibilities and expectations exceed those of high school.
  • College disability accommodation vs. high school special education entitlement—a pdf document that explains a college's responsibilities to students with disabilities and how those responsibilities differ from a high school's under special education law (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). 
  • Parent’s guide to transition—a link to a Parents' Guide to the Transition of Their Adult Child to College, Career, and Community from HEATH Resource Center, an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.

Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303