Rights and Responsibilities Change After High School
At the end of this activity you will be able to identify similarities and differences between your rights and responsibilities in high school and in college.
Pre-ETS Connection: Self-Advocacy and Postsecondary Education Counseling
Review the Rights and Responsibilities Change After High School Fact Sheet along with any other resources and complete the activity below.
- Do you lose or gain responsibility when you go to college?
- If you need supports in school, whose job is it to make sure you get those supports?
- If you need supports in college, whose job is it to make sure you get those supports?
- Does the college have to change the admission requirements for you if you have a disability?
- How is the role your parents play in high school different in college?
An infographic is an image used to help people understand information. These are often seen on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media apps. Create an infographic comparing and contrasting your rights and responsibilities in high school and in college.
Review the Rights and Responsibilities Fact Sheet along with any other resources and complete the activity below.
Complete two informational interviews and look for similarities and differences between high schools and colleges as you interview someone who works in your high school and someone who works in the student services or admission office at a college.
- Set up an in person, phone, or video call with someone from a high school and someone from a college
- Download the Interview Recording Sheet
- Ask each person the questions on the sheet and record their answers
- Answer the reflection questions as you compare and contrast your rights and responsibilities in high school versus in college
- What similarities and differences did you discover between high school and college?
- What are the differences in how you get accommodations in high school and college?
- Whose responsibility is it to make sure you get the supports you need in high school, and how does that change when you enter college?
- Why do you think it is important to know and understand these similarities and differences before you begin your college experience?