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How Do You Handle School And MS?

How Do You Handle School And MS?

I am plan starting full time enrollment to a four year college next year and would like to ask about how to handle school and MS. What accommodations do you receive? How is college life affected by MS? What is the best way to ask for accommodations from staff or professors? How has this affected your social life? How is the transition between high school to college with MS? All tips on what I should know are appreciated :)

posted March 17, 2016
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I was in a Masters degree program when diagnosed. It was definitely hard to finish but I did. I did not need accommodations, but the school has to provide reasonable accommodations if you request them. It would have been helpful if I had someone take notes for me. Don't be scared to ask for what you think you will need. Good Luck

posted March 18, 2016
A MyMSTeam Member

I honestly don't know what it's like as a college student with MS yet...although I will know in a few months after I graduate. When I was diagnosed last year in October, my principal recommended me get get on the 501 plan. It travels with you with your jobs, school, etc. It informs them of everything you're going through, and accommodations that can help you in the classroom. You have to update it every year. I have taken college course while in high school, and the professor was very lenient and understanding. If you inform your teachers about what you're going through, and was to help you understand better, I'm sure they'll help you....not sure if this has helped, but I thought I'd share.

posted March 17, 2016
A MyMSTeam Member

Think best t just let the Professors know what is what with your health. That way you will have an idea of who will be understanding and who will not. Talk with advisors and other student out reach program( will be different for each University). Have to know yourself and know you capabilities ( what work load you can handle, and what backups you will need if you can't attend or be in class). College is much different from HS, but always someone you can reach out to get some assistance. Hope this is helpful :)

posted March 17, 2016
A MyMSTeam Member

Ways* not was

posted March 17, 2016
A MyMSTeam Member

Thanks for your answer :) May I ask what you majored in and how you chose what to study?

posted March 19, 2016

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