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High School Transition

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Guide to Transitioning From High School to College

This publication is designed to help students with disabilities transition from high school to college. It will guide students, parents, teachers and administrators as they begin planning for college. Checklists may be duplicated for student use or for program planning. We hope that students will be “Catching the Wave” from high school to college.

Catching the Wave in PDF format

Catching the Wave in MS Word Format (.docx)

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Steps to Transitioning from High School

  1. Apply to Cuyamaca College your last semester of High School
    1. If eligible : Apply for FAFSA 
  2. Provide DSPS with Verification of Disability-ie: IEP, 504, and other
  3. Complete online orientation via WebAdvisor
  4. Currently multiple measures are being used for Math and English placement
  5. Make an Appointment for a DSPS Intake for Advising and Academic Accommodations
  6. If eligible apply to Department of Rehabilitation for additional educational assistance
Last Updated: 05/12/2020


DSPS Main Office
One Stop Center, Room A-113
Phone: 619-660-4239                             TTY: 619-660-4386
Fax: 619-660-4055

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