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We know that you may have questions and concerns about your student’s transition to higher education. We hope that after reviewing the following information, you feel confident that your student is in good hands at The University of Tampa.

Helpful Information

The transition from high school to college can be a difficult time for the parents of a student with a disability. Up until now, you have been required to play an essential role in their academic life. We ask for your assistance in preparing your student for the university experience by taking the following steps:

  • Assist the student in becoming informed about their disability and history of accommodations
  • Ensure the student understands and can effectively communicate their needs, strengths, interests and challenges
  • Allow the student the opportunity to practice stating their needs and asking pertinent questions

We believe taking these steps will help the student in becoming a competent self-advocate and pave the way for satisfying experiences with staff and faculty upon arriving at the University.