Transition Services for High School Students with Disabilities

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Are you a high school student with disabilities who plans to attend NWTC? You will notice some differences as you begin the transition from high school to college. NWTC Disability Services is here to help you every step of the way!

Getting the Support You Need at NWTC

It’s important to know that the support you receive in college may be slightly different than what you’ve experienced in high school.  

In college we don’t use IEPs. Instead, we work with you to put reasonable accommodations in place. Accommodation is a word we use to describe the extra academic supports you are eligible for based on your disability.

Some examples of accommodations might include:

  • Less-distraction testing environment or private rooms.  
  • Double time for tests.  
  • Having your test read to you by a computer.  
  • Receiving audio books.  
  • Or other necessary equipment you might need such as a different chair, a digital recorder, magnifying items, and sound amplifying items such as a stethoscope or FM system.

How to Receive Accommodations

Another important thing to know about your college experience is that students must self-identify as needing accommodations. You can do this easily! You'll simply:

  1. Get connected to Disability Services.
    Please call our office at 920-498-6904 or email at to get connected to a case manager.
  2. Send us a copy of your IEP or 504 plan.  
    An IEP or a 504 plan in high school will be used as a reference to see what worked for you in high school so that we can build upon that as you transition to college. Please email a copy to or fax it to 920-491-3792.

High School Visits 

Are you a counselor, teacher, or administrator at a high school in the NWTC district? Our case managers can visit your school to provide information about NWTC programs, services, and expectations to your students who have disabilities.  

Visits include these activities:  

  • Disability Services informational presentations.  
  • Information on available accommodations.  
  • Information on available support services. 
  • Admissions procedures.  
  • Financial aid/scholarships.  
  • Program preparation planning.  

Contact Us

To request transition services or for more information, contact us at 920-498-6904 or