Conducting a College Search: Questions to Ask College Programs
How can people with intellectual disability and their families choose the best college options? Think College Search is an essential resource for this process. But it also helps to know what questions to ask.
This revised and updated version of "How to Think College: Conducting a College Search" offers some basic considerations for starting the college search, as well as new tips which appear throughout the publication. It also includes key questions to ask staff from college programs, covering topics such as academics, employment and student supports, housing, financial aid, and the overall campus and community experience, with room to add questions of your own.
There is a Spanish version of the first version of this publication (published in June 2017) available as well.
Finally, your child or student might be interested in this publication, Voices of Experience: Students Share College Search Advice, which features advice and stories from current and former college students.
Weir, C. (2019). Conducting a College Search: Questions to Ask College Programs. How To Think College, Issue No. 1 (updated). Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.