Going to college can be a significant transition for both the student and the family. For many students this is the first time they are separating from the family and moving towards independence. This is an exciting time but the transition can also bring up concerns for both the family and the student. Students with disabilities and their family must also understand what it means to transition to a university with a disability and what steps to take in order to receive support from Disability Resources for Students (DRS) at UW. While the DRS office at the UW can not promise your student will succeed we are committed to ensuring your student has equal access to UW programs and services, and facilitating opportunities for success.
The DRS parents and family website is a great place that provides resources that will be helpful as well as share the steps the student and family members will need to take in for a smooth transition. DRS is excited to be a partner in your students journey while at the UW.
- Transitioning to UW: A Guide for Parents and Family of a student with a disability (under construction)
- Differences between K-12 & Post Secondary Education
- Transition Resources
- UW Campus Resources
- Know your students rights
Fall 2012- Spring 2013 Demographics of enrolled DRS Students
- # of Students (UW Seattle only): 1153
- # of UW Student Veterans: 32
- # of International Students: 24
- # of Graduating students: 214
- Average GPA of DRS students over 2012-2013: 3.20
- # of DRS Students with a GPA 3.0 or above for year: 677 or 69%
- # of DRS Students with a GPA 2.75 or above for year: 842 or 82%