AccessAbility Services

Incoming Student & Family Member Resources

At WCSU, AccessAbility Services (AAS) realizes the transition from being a high school student to an independent college student is important, and academics at a college level may be challenging.  Some students may be surprised at the caliber of work that is expected of them in a college environment. For most college students, the transition requires an adjustment of academic habits and expectations.  Poor study habits and time management can cause students to fall behind in their work easily; therefore, students should utilize the resources and support available to them on campus.

Changes for College Students

  • Students have new freedoms and new responsibilities and must make decisions on their own.
  • Students must manage their own time and arrange their own schedules.
  • Students should seek out assistance and campus resources.
  • Students must develop strategies and learn how to advocate for themselves.
  • Accommodations provided in high school may not necessarily be appropriate at the secondary level.

Transition and Self-Advocacy

As a way to assist students and their families in transitioning to WCSU, AccessAbility Services has put together resources that we believe are helpful. We recommend that students, along with their family members, review all resources found in the drop-down menu to the left. In addition, we encourage students who are registered with our office to make an appointment with a staff member for Academic Coaching and Educational Support.  This includes time management, organization, writing and math assistance, study skills, notetaking strategies, and more!