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How Do I Know if I'm Ready for College?

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This resource, developed by ASERT for #ASDNext, provides talking points and questions to consider for someone who is thinking about attending college or post-secondary training.

Are you interested and excited to start looking at and applying to colleges?

Did you enjoy high school and learning new information, even if it was not always interesting to you?

Do you know what type of job you will want to get after college?

Did you do well academically in high school?

Did you enjoy the hustle and bustle of a busy high school day?

Do you know what you would like to study in college?

Do you know how to self-advocate and ask for help if you need it?

Are you good with time management?

Do you feel like you can handle stress in healthy ways?

Do you understand the costs of college, such as tuition, room and board, books, and food?

Are you good at making friends?

Do you have a good support system at home if you need it?

Do you know where to find supports at college if you need them?

Did you enjoy the social side of high school?

Can you stay organized and on track with your school work?

Do you feel like you are independent and can handle life as a college student, such as living in a dorm, doing laundry, eating healthy, and staying active?

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This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.