Guidance and Resources

Transition for Students

Published: 4/9/2024 1:27 PM
This page provides students with web links that may be helpful to them as they plan for life after school.

​Whether you are interested in college, vocational training, going straight to work, or a combination of these, careful and ongoing planning is essential and will enable you to make the most successful transition possible to your preferred post-school activities. 


KnowHow2GOKy is a multiyear, multimedia effort designed to encourage more Kentuckians to plan, enroll and succeed in college. This site primarily targets middle and high school students, and their parents, with motivational content to encourage them to get ready for college.

Mapping Your Future

Mapping Your Future is your free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information. Our goal is to help individuals achieve life-long success by empowering students, families, and schools with free, web-based information and services.

MyMajors interviews students who do not know what they wish to major in. After a 10 minute interview it recommends five majors for the student to consider and offers extensive information about the majors commonly offered at most universities and colleges.

Money Management (KHEAA)​

From the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, managing ​personal finances is a major problem for many people. KHEAA’s online version of It’s Money, Baby shows students how to manage their paychecks, the difference between debit and credit cards, how to avoid identity theft, and other things they need to know.​

The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Families, Educators, Youth Service Professionals, and Adult Allies Who Care About Youth with Disabilities

Published by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD/Youth), this workbook is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure. This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives. Based on the premise that disclosure is a very personal decision, the Workbook helps young people make informed decisions about disclosing their disability, decisions that will affect their educational, employment, and social lives.

Transition of Students with Disabilities to Postsecondary Education
For students with disabilities, a big factor in their successful transition from high school to postsecondary education is accurate knowledge about their civil rights. The purpose of this guide is to provide answers to questions students with disabilities may have as they get ready to move to the postsecondary education environment.


This dynamic, curriculum-based tool can help young adults plan for life after high school, whether it be college, technical school, community living, etc.​

UK - Human Development Institute

The mission of the Human Development Institute is to improve the inclusion, independence and contributions of people with disabilities and their families through education, research and evaluation, leadership and advocacy.​​

Please email the Transition Education Unit if you have any questions.


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