Practical College Readiness Benchmarks

What does it mean to be college-ready? This broad question is something that has been critically looked at, researched, and talked about since the inception of college. For students who learn differently, identifying concrete benchmarks may be difficult due to the individualized programming often provided through special education.  More so, schools, parents, and students need to look beyond traditional academic benchmarks and explore areas such as self-awareness, executive functioning, emotional regulation, and independent living skills.

This session provides clear benchmarks to evaluate holistic readiness, while also providing actionable steps students can take to adjust to college life.

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Alexander Morris-Wood

Associate Vice President of Transitions & the Student Experience

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The Social Norms in College

This session provides key social and relationship skills needed to adjust to the environment of college – as well as tasks and simple tools that can help students get started and find their fit.

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