As you prepare to make decisions about where to attend college or university, it is important that you reach out to the institutions you are considering to ask questions about your accommodations and gain general knowledge about the college or university from a representative. In the video below, Macy shares her personal experiences and gives advice on when and how blind and visually impaired students should go about contacting colleges.
To supplement the video, we have drafted some examples of well-written emails to college representatives. Feel free to base your own emails off these templates.
Email to Admissions
I am a Senior at Nonexistent High School, and I am considering attending the University of Nowhere after graduation. I am legally blind, and I have some questions regarding my accommodations, as well as some general questions about your university. Is there a time when I can call you to discuss these?
Email to Disability Services
I am a Senior at Nonexistent High School, and I am considering attending the University of Nowhere after I graduate this coming May. I am legally blind, and I have received several specific accommodations throughout my elementary and high school education. I hope to make the transition to college as smooth as possible, so I would like to speak with you about my current accommodations and needs. Is there a time when we can meet virtually to discuss my accommodations and your policies regarding students with visual impairments? ?