College Transition Can Be Trying for 2e Kids

The transition to college is challenging for everyone, and there is no quick and easy way to make it “better” or “successful.” This is especially true for twice-exceptional learners. With the school year ending and seniors in high school preparing to embark on this transition, discussing the challenges 2e students might face seems timely.

I approach this topic from multiple perspectives, writing not only as an expert in educational psychology, but also as someone identified as twice-exceptional when I was in fifth grade. [If you are interested in reading about my journey as a 2e individual, please see Baum, S., Renzulli, S., & Rizza, M. (2015)].

High school wasn’t always easy for me, but by my senior year I had finally achieved bo...


You must be a 2e News subscriber to continue reading this content. Subscribe here or login below:


About Sara J. Renzulli

Dr. Sara Renzulli served as the learning coordinator for the counseling program for intercollegiate athletes at the University of Connecticut. She had previously worked as an advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn. She completed her doctoral dissertation in counselor education and counseling psychology in 2013, and has researched increasing academic achievement in students with learning differences or from high-risk backgrounds.