Resources for Prospective Students and Families

The post-secondary experience is not only unique for students with disabilities, but often affects parents as well. Numerous changes happen going from high school to college, and parents often have many questions about the experiences that lie ahead for their sons or daughters. Below are informative resources to help you and your student through the process of entering college.

Transitioning to College

  • Entering Marquette provides information you may need regarding the Admissions process
  • Questions to Ask When Deciding on a College (PDF) (Word)
  • Differences Between High School and College (PDF) (Word)

Check out the Organization and Information Resources page which includes links to a very helpful Office of Civil Rights publication on high school to college transition. 

Understanding Accommodations at Marquette

Once you are officially enrolled as a student at Marquette and you have a disability, you may be eligible to receive assistance (accommodations) to enable you to participate in all university functions the same as your peers.

For a more detailed description of the accommodations process, see our official Policies and Procedures Document (Word) . 

Resources for Parents

Each resource section below details some facet of this transition and may answer many of the questions you have:

  1. Parents' Frequently Asked Questions (Word)

  2. For information on how Marquette provides services to students with disabilities, visit the Office of Disability Services publication, Accessibility at Marquette University, located in the Policies and Procedures section of this Web site.
  3. Check out the Transitioning to College, and Understanding Accommodations at Marquette resources above.
  4. For a humorous but informative view on this transition, check out the piece from the University of Mary Washington, Toto, I Have a Feeling We're Not in High School Anymore (PDF).
  5. If your son or daughter used assistive technology in high school, the Assistive Technology page lists the technology resources available at Marquette along with links to other sites with free downloadable programs or information on their technology products that may be useful for college level work.

Additional ODS Resources

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact our office.