Postsecondary Education & Training Resources

College Student Writing

Virginia Resources

RU College and Career Ready?
This publication of the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Business Publications LLC is designed to help prepare students for careers.

State Council of Higher Education in Virginia
This site provides information regarding Virginia’s institutes of higher learning including information on accreditation, financial aid, military education information, tuition and fees, and much more.

Virginia Department of Education-Career Clusters
This website helps students investigate careers and design courses of study to advance their career goals.

Virginia Department of Education-Diploma Options
This website provides specific information regarding requirements related to diploma options in Virginia.

Virginia Interagency Transition Council: Postsecondary Education
This one page fact sheet, developed by the Virginia Intercommunity Transition Council, provides information and resources regarding postsecondary educational options for students with disabilities.

Additional Resources

Going to College
Going to College contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities, and additional resources that can help students get a head start in planning for college.

Think College
Think College contains information about college options for people with disabilities.

Gradúate! A Financial Aid Guide to Success
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH) has announced the release of "¡Gradúate! A Financial Aid Guide to Success" to help support Hispanic students in their efforts to enroll and afford a postsecondary education.

The HEATH Resource Center
The HEATH Resource Center is a web-based clearinghouse that serves as an information exchange of educational resources, support services and opportunities. The HEATH Resource Center gathers, develops and disseminates information in the form of resource papers, fact sheets, website directories, newsletters, and resource materials. HEATH Resource Center is a collaborative effort among a network of professionals in the areas of disability, counseling, transition and postsecondary education.

A Guide to Visual Disabilities: How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed
Obtaining a college education is no easy task, but for students with visual disabilities, the path to completing a degree program is lined with unique challenges and barriers. The following guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for the visually impaired, and includes numerous resources, as well insight and tips from experts and a list of scholarships and grants.

Article from Association of American Colleges & Universities
It Takes More than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success: Overview and Key Findings

This article provides an employer perspective on important skills desired from college graduates, beyond a college degree.