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Disability Resources & Educational Services

Transitioning from College

DRES can be a resource for you as you explore and plan for your life beyond the University of Illinois.  DRES resources include workshops, on-campus recruiters who are specifically looking to hire qualified people with disabilities, and your DRES access specialist, who may be one of the best resources and supports to help you navigate the next phase of your life.

For example, if you plan on taking licensing exams or other standardized tests (i.e., GRE, LSAT or MCAT), there are specific steps you will need to take in order to request testing accommodations.  You can go to the on-line testing site and search for the testing accommodations sections to determine the process you need to complete for the particular test you will be taking.  Again, your DRES access specialist is available to answer questions and provide advice based on previous experience with students applying for testing accommodations for standardized exams. 

One of the benefits of being a DRES registered student is having many of your questions answered and receiving support through DRES’ comprehensive services. Upon graduation there is not one place to receive such support or information.  The following internet resource list, while not exhaustive, may be useful as you pursue your career and life goals, and negotiate life beyond Illinois.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Graduate School

Emergency Preparedness


Sports, Recreation and Leisure