Going through the college selection and application processes challenges the most physically and mentally healthy student. When a student has any type of physical or mental challenge, navigating these processes can be even more stressful.
In addition to the sheer amount of information to review there is also the prospect of rejection when a student applies for admission. Separation is another process that produces anxiety in some high school seniors.
Mobility challenges, anxiety, medication support and other services should be high on the list of things that families ask about when they visit a campus. Families should avoid the temptation to ignore physical or emotional challenges. The best approach is to support the student through the process and to recognize their challenges and make arrangements to provide any needed support. Recognizing the difficulty of the process and meeting the needs of the student leads to the most positive outcomes.