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Making the Transition from High School to Monroe County Community College

Assistance to students with documented permanent disabilities at Monroe County Community College is intended to provide equal, but not greater access, to programs, classes, services and activities at the college. We will provide reasonable accommodations; however, you will be held to the same standards expected of all students at Monroe County Community College. For most students, college work will demand more responsibility and independence from what may have been expected in high school.

TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE EXPECTATIONS AT MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, ITS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU CONTACT THE LEARNING ASSISTANCE LAB (734-384-4167) AT MCCC TO COORDINATE YOUR TRANSITION TO COLLEGE.

How Do You Prepare for College?

  1. Take as many college preparatory classes in English, Math and Science as possible in high school.

  2. Develop study skills that you can use independently.

  3. Together with teachers, counselors and parents, plan a realistic career goal.

  4. Develop an alternate career goal in case your first plan does not work out.

  5. Become computer literate especially with word processing, spell checking and adaptive equipment.

  6. Assume responsibility for yourself. Make your own appointments, write your own notes, and advocate for yourself when problems arise.

  7. Investigate several options for post-secondary training and/or education.

  8. Check our community resources such as Michigan Department of Career Development/Rehabilitation Services or Commission for the Blind to assist with funding and/or providing additional sources of educational/career support.

  9. Make a plan to balance work hours and college course load.

  10. Check the requirements of your health insurance regarding full-time/part-time college status.

Services Available (at no charge) for Currently Enrolled MCCC Students with Documented Disabilities

  • Pre-Admission services
  • Prearranged attendance at High School Transition/I.E.P. meetings (for prospective students)
  • Pre-admission consultations/meetings/visitations
  • Registration assistance and career planning
  • Adaptive testing (ASSET)--Arrange with coordinator with at least 1 week notice (in most cases)
  • An orientation for disabled students and significant others (before Fall semester)
  • Academic orientation program - "First Steps to College Success" (before Fall and Winter semesters)
  • Services for Currently Enrolled Students
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Group tutoring and Supplemental Instruction
  • Adaptive technology
  • Special monitoring and tracking of students in developmental courses and those in occupational majors
  • Liaison with faculty, community agencies, campus resources
  • Counseling
  • Assistance with Study Skills and test-taking techniques
  • Reasonable Accommodations (follow procedures included in Students with Disabilities brochure)
Our Expectations

You should be knowledgeable about you disability, your limitations and your current level of functioning.

You should be able to describe what accommodations you have received in the past and how effective those accommodations were.

You should also be able to describe what extra things you are doing to help you to be successful.

You will be expected to speak for yourself, make your own appointments and follow-through if and when problems arise.

Your attendance at every class will be expected. Support services will not substitute for your attendance. Each instructor will have different attendance policies. Missing a class should be reserved for extreme emergencies or serious illness. Communicating with the Learning Assistance Lab and the instructor can assist with this process.