Things to consider as you plan for post-secondary education

Below are some things to research and think about as you explore your educational opportunities. Click on the underlined link for a PDF document or website.


Difference between high school vs. college and how to access accommodations.

College is not 13th Grade and it is crucial to understand the educational differences and how to obtain accommodations.


ACT or SAT?         


Differences between the ACT and SAT.  A PDF document that notes the differences between the exams.

Online Test Preparation
Kaplan:  This is an ACT and SAT online test prep program provided by the GVSD. Please obtain your user name and password from the guidance dept. to get started.

My College QuickStart:   This is a free SAT test prep program.  It provides personalized feedback, practice and college planning based on your PSAT results.

Websites and Resources for Students with Disabilities

LD Online:  A Guide to Post-Secondary Education for Students with Learning Disabilities

AHEADD: Achieving in Higher Education (AHEADD stands for Achieving in Higher Education with Autism/Developmental Disabilities.)

Going-to-College:  This Web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help you get a head start in planning for college.

The PA Youth Leadership Network is a team of youth leaders with disabilities from across Pennsylvania with a purpose to develop the self-determination, empowerment, and leadership of youth that promotes successful post school outcomes in the areas of education, employment, independent living, and health and wellness among youth and young adults throughout Pennsylvania.

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