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Becoming a Self-advocate

Learning Plan 7: Applying to Postsecondary Education and


Overview: Assess Admission Requirements for Postsecondary Education

In order to enroll into a postsecondary education, individuals must complete a set of tasks for
admissions. The assignments in Learning Plan 7 will provide opportunities for individuals with
disabilities to research postsecondary education and compile admission documentation for
future enrollment.

Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts in all Subjects 6-12 and
Wisconsin Essential Elements
Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

L.9-10.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of EE.L.9-10.4 Demonstrate knowledge of word

unknown and multiple-meaning words and meanings.
phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and
content, choosing flexibly from a range of Benchmarks
strategies. a. Use context to determine the meaning of
b. Identify and use root words and the words
that result when affixes are added or
c. Consult reference materials (dictionaries,
online vocabulary supports) to clarify the
meaning of unfamiliar words encountered
when reading.
d. Not applicable (See EE.L.9- 10.4.c. above.)

Reading: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RI.9-10.7 Analyze various accounts of a EE.RI.9-10.7 Analyze two accounts of a

subject told in different mediums (e.g., a subject told in different mediums to determine
person’s life story in both print and how they are the same and different.
multimedia), determining which details are
emphasized in each account.
Learning Objectives
This learning plan addresses the following learning objectives to help you master the competency:
a. Research admission procedures at potential postsecondary education and training options
b. Compile admission documents for three postsecondary education and training options.

Learning Activities
Lesson Plan Template
Before starting refer to progress and recorded information in Career Cruising
(Xello) “My Education”: Application Tracker, Application Outcomes and Campus
Visit Reports
Can use the Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training. There is
similar information.

_____0. Assignment 7.0: Vocabulary-- Applying to Postsecondary Education

_____1. Assignment 7.1: The College Admissions Process

Admission procedures at the postsecondary level can be confusing and time-
consuming. It is important that individuals are prepared with the necessary
documentation and information in order to fully complete and understand the
process. Use these readings to learn more.
Read and Discuss:
NACAC Guide to the College Admission Process: Chapter 6 College Admissions
Read and Discuss:
Pages 13-14 in Opening Doors “Postsecondary Education and Training”

_____2. Assignment 7.2. Collaborative Quiz Work in small groups to complete this quiz
and check on what you learned in 7.1. (See Differentiated Activities and Extension)

_____3. Assignment 7.3: Checklist Forms

Use this form to identify the admissions procedures for your post-secondary
choices from Learning Plan 6. (See Differentiated Activities and Extension)

______4. Assignment 7.4: Financial Aide

Financial Aid is an important part of the admissions process. It can be
overwhelming. You will need to advocate for yourself and reach out to school
counselors and DVR counselors to assist you and your family. Meet with one of
these counselors. Complete a graphic organizer and use when you meet with them.

______.5 Assignment 7.5: Compiled Documentation (See Differentiated Activities and

Extension) It is important that individuals are prepared with the necessary
documentation and information in order to fully complete and understand the
process. Use Assignment 7.3 to check to be sure you have the documentation you
need. Also choose how and where to keep this documentation.