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Welcome to the Transition Resource Guide

We’re here to help give you the knowledge you need to make a successful transition to college or university. Welcome to the start of your post-secondary journey!

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Choosing a College or University

Find out about some of the differences between colleges and universities, and how to choose the best option for your skills and interests.

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Jeremy, University student

Jeremy, University student

"Going into university, I put a lot of emphasis on the academic transition. However, I found the adjustment to university life quite challenging to balance academics with physical health, mental health, and social involvement."

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Rights & Responsibilities

The regulations governing special education and accommodations for students with disabilities are different in high school than they are in post-secondary.

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Shauna, Accessibility Advisor

Shauna, Accessibility Advisor

"The Transition Resource Guide (TRG) has transformed how vital information is shared with students, families, and educators."

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Accessibility Services

Learn about how to register with Accessibility Services, and about the services that they provide.

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Kailha, College & University Graduate

Kailha, College & University Graduate

"I was diagnosed with a learning disability in grade 2. My diagnosis was in reading, writing, memory, math, and attention (all areas you need in school)."

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Information About Schools

Transition Stories

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Shauna, Accessibility Advisor

"The Transition Resource Guide (TRG) has transformed how vital information is shared with students, families, and educators. In one centralized place, students can learn about what to expect as they transition to the post-secondary level. 

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Zach, College Graduate

“After I graduated high school, I decided to stay for one more year before I started college.  I enrolled in a high school cooking program that let me learn and practice my skills before I started college.  It was a fantastic program – not only did it let me test out my area of interest, we actually visited the college I was going to the next year and met with many of my future teachers.  The e

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Patrick, Special Education Department Head

"The Transition Resource Guide is my go to for high school students and parents asking questions about how to access accommodations in post-secondary.  It’s informative, comprehensive and very easy to navigate.

Kailha, College and University Graduate

I was diagnosed with a learning disability in grade 2. My diagnosis was in reading, writing, memory, math, and attention (all areas you need in school). I am now 33 years old, have completed my High School Diploma, graduated from St. Lawrence College, completed 3 years at Queen’s university,

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Jeremy, University student

"Going into university, I put a lot of emphasis on the academic transition. However, I found the adjustment to university life quite challenging to balance academics with physical health, mental health, and social involvement. Once I acknowledged this, I sought help from various on-campus resources and actively worked on these areas.