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Youth in Transition Toolkit:


Postsecondary education and training

Campus visits

Has the youth visited postsecondary education and training options related to their career goal?

After a youth has narrowed down postsecondary education or training programs that meet their needs, encourage a campus visit. This is an opportunity to determine if the program is a good fit. Does the program meet their academic needs? Does the campus feel comfortable? Can they imagine themselves as part of the learning community?

  • Awareness: Understand why visiting postsecondary education and training programs is important.
  • Exploration: Explore available postsecondary education and training options related to the youth's career goal.
  • Preparation: Decide which programs to visit. Prepare for the visit by creating a list of questions, things they would like to see or things they would like to learn about.
  • Implementation: Visit the postsecondary education or training program and complete the postsecondary education and training program exploration worksheet.

Postsecondary education counseling

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Learn how to support youth in making postsecondary education and training visits.

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Find resources to help youth make postsecondary education and training visits.

Students can use this College exploration worksheet (PDF) to help them gather and record information as they visit and compare various colleges and training programs.

If you're working with a student who has an intellectual or developmental disability and is considering a postsecondary education program, share the family resources page from Think College. The page offers helpful tips about exploring programs, preparing students for campus life and paying for college.

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