College Research Tips for Blind Students

In this video, Macy provides tips for researching colleges. Below, you will find a worksheet that will help you keep track of important information about the colleges you are interested in.


College Research Worksheet

  • College/university:
  • City:
  • Average tuition: (if out of state for Arkansas students)

Location:

  • Distance from home:
  • Public transportation:
  • City/campus layout:
  • Friends/relatives in the area:
  • Other notes:

Admissions office contact info:

  • Email:
  • Phone number:

Questions for admissions:

  • Get information about your degree program and disability services.
  • Will there be any campus/virtual tours that you could attend?
  • Get any relevant contact information that wasn’t accessible via the web site.

Your thoughts:

  • Did they take time to answer your questions thoroughly?
  • Did they seem educated and confident when they spoke?
  • Did they seem friendly and happy to help you?
  • Other notes:

Degree program:

  • Graduation rate:
  • Student reviews:
  • Credit hours needed to graduate:
  • Classes per semester:
  • Total time it will take to earn degree:
  • Class relevance: (Are the classes required relevant to the career you intend to pursue?)

Department contact info: (if necessary)

  • Department head:
  • Email:
  • Phone number:

Questions for department head:

  • Have they had a visually impaired student before?
  • If so, how did they accommodate for that student?
  • (Add questions specific to your area of study)

Your thoughts:

  • Did they take time to answer your questions thoroughly?
  • Did they seem educated and confident when they spoke?
  • Did they seem friendly and happy to help you?
  • Other notes:

Disability services contact info:

  • Low vision coordinator:
  • Email:
  • Phone:

Questions for disability services:

  • Testing policy:
  • Format for class materials (textbooks, modified assignments, etc.):
  • Ask about your specific accommodations.

Your thoughts:

  • Did they take time to answer your questions thoroughly?
  • Did they seem educated and confident when they spoke?
  • Did they seem friendly and happy to help you?
  • Other notes:

Overall experience with college/university:

Published by Challenge Solutions

Challenge Solutions is created by blind students for blind students and their teachers. Our mission is to provide lessons about life and technology for the blind and visually impaired via our podcast, YouTube channel, and blog.

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