The Dean of Students Department
Student Disability Resource Center
874 Traditions Way
108 Student Services Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167
850/644-7164 (Exam FAX)
850/645-1852 (Doc. FAX)
For questions regarding admissions information,
please call (850) 644-6200 or
go to the FSU Admissions home page.
You Can DO IT!
Are you a student with a disability preparing for a new life at Florida State University? Do you have concerns about registration, receiving accommodations, and getting around campus? The SDRC is committed to providing the access you need to thrive during your years here.
Please click on the link below to watch a captioned video produced by the DO-IT Center at the University of Washington in Seattle. This presentation outlines basic services offered by many colleges and universities across the country including the Florida State University, and it highlights the successes of college students with disabilities. Never doubt your capacity to achieve because-You Can DO IT!
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Difference between High School and College
|Public High School
Free and appropriate education guaranteed by Law
The law does not guarantee admission to a college or university
School is obligated to seek out and identify students with disabilities
The student is responsible for locating the disability services office and inquiring how they can receive services.
Obligation to evaluate students with disabilities
No obligation to evaluate students with disabilities
Must alter course content if necessary
No obligation to alter content of courses or evaluation system
Students get support in budgeting their time and planning their school work
Students do not receive assistance in budgeting their time and planning school work
Student's progress is monitored by school staff
Student's progress is their own responsibility
School will seek out students to provide accommodations
Student's must self-identify and self-advocate for accommodations
This list was adapted from Counseling Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities by Michael Koehler and Marybeth Kravets.
For further information on the differences between
college and high school accommodations, please visit this website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html