A higher education is key to living independently, broadening horizons, and developing life-long relationships with others. While going to college with Duchenne has it's challenges, we know that young adults living with Duchenne can overcome any obstacle. Check out our resources and recommendations on how to prepare for and pay for your college education.
Associates Degree: An associate’s degree is a two-year post-secondary degree. Students who pursue this kind of degree full-time can complete a program in as little as two years. Some occupations require workers to have a least “some college” in their educational background, in which case, an associate degree is a perfect fit. Other employers simply require employees to have an associate degree and have it listed as an essential job qualification.
Bachelors Degree: A bachelor’s degree is a four-year degree meaning it typically takes four years of full-time study to complete your bachelor’s degree. In these four years, you will complete 120 semester credits or around 40 college courses. If your college uses a quarter system rather than a semester system, you’ll need to complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits to earn an accredited bachelor’s degree.
Masters Degree: A master’s degree is the first level of graduate study. To apply for a master degree you usually must already hold an undergraduate degree (a bachelor’s degree). A master’s degree typically requires a year and one-half to two years of full-time study. To earn a master’s degree you usually need to complete from 36 to 54 semester credits of study (or 60 to 90 quarter-credits). This equals 12 to 18 college courses.
Accommodation Letter: Students with disabilities are given a Letter of Accommodation that lists the student's academic accommodations usually determined by an college office that handles disability services. The Letter is intended to serve as a starting point for discussion and collaboration between the student, the ODS, and yourself. You should discuss the accommodations listed on the Letter with the student to determine the best way to facilitate accommodations in your course given the course structure and schedule while maintaining the academic integrity of the course.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
- Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship
- The Beauty and Wellness Scholarship
- Separated Families Support Scholarship
- List of Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Disability Care Center Scholarship
- BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Scholarship
- 1-800-Wheelchair.com Scholarship
- BestMatressReviews.com Sleep Scholarship
- Black Friday Scholarship
- Deshea Lott Scholarship
- CAPED Scholarship
- DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)
- Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
- FoodGear Scholarship
- Google/Lime Scholarship
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Scholarships
- How to Find College Scholarships
- Incight Scholarship
- Karman Scholarship
- Learn How to Become - Financial Aid for College Students with Disabilities
- Loans, Scholarships, and Financial Aid for Students
- SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship Program
- Wells Fargo Scholarship for People with Disabilities
- Reviews.com Scholarship Page
College Prep Resources and Publications
- College Choice
- Going to College: A Resource for Students with Disabilities
- Preparing for College: An Online Tutorial
- USA Funds College Planning
- 8 Things High School Grads Need to Do Before Leaving for College