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TIG will be updating the self-advocacy suite.  Please note the resources may be discontinued after the 2023-2024 academic year.

Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP)

What is the PTP?

The PTP is a part of the IEP which focuses on transition.  A PTP is written with the IEP team, which includes the student, when a student is 13 turning 14 during the timeframe of their IEP.  There are 8 components to the PTP.  They include:

  • Student Invite
  • Age Appropriate Transition Assessment
  • Measurable Postsecondary Goals
  • Annual Goals
  • Transition Services/Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)
  • Outside Agencies
  • Course of Study
  • Age of Majority

More support for the PTP

DPI and the TIG have also created an online app, WiTransition, which can be found at  This app mirrors the PTP while providing a student friendly way to incorporate the student and family voice in the transition planning process.

Introduction to the Postsecondary Transition Plan course

The Introduction to the Postsecondary Transition Plan course is a new opportunity this year.  This course is an introduction to the postsecondary transition plan to assist in building the capacity to create effective transition plans with students with IEPs. The course includes the procedural requirements of the PTP, an overview of culturally responsive and best practices and resources, and shortcuts to increase efficiency within the PTP. The estimated time for this course is 2-2.5 hours.

Online PTP Course

To gain a greater in-depth understanding of transition planning, please consider enrolling in the no-cost Postsecondary Transition Plan course.  This course is hosted on UW-Whitewater’s platform and was created by TIG staff.  After completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to develop not only a compliant Postsecondary Transition Plan, but a best practice plan for students with IEPs to assist them in planning for their future after high school. The estimated time for this course is 8-10 hours.

Support for academic career planning

The DPI promotes the objective of educational services for all students as preparation for College,  Career and Community readiness. Academic Career Planning (ACP) is a requirement of educational services for all students in grades 6-12.  The PTP and ACP compliment the transition process when used together to write measurable goals with the student.

The Transition Improvement Grant has created a resource PTP LiveBinder to assist in the Postsecondary Transition Planning process.  The LiveBinder can be accessed at this link. This Livebinder resource includes materials pertaining to  the following transition areas:

  • Transition Improvement Grant and Team
  • Wisconsin Self-Advocacy Suite
  • PTP Resources
  • Academic Career Planning
  • Indicator 14
  • Transition Planning Videos
  • Transition Planning Resources
  • Transition Partners
  • WIOA

Key Resources For Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP)