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Aggies Elevated-Eastern

Aggies Elevated-Eastern
Utah State University Eastern
Aggies Elevated-Eastern
451 E 400 N
PO Box 871
Price, UT 84501
Program Contact Elizabeth Dimond
Program Contact Email
Phone 4356135613
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

Aggies Elevated at Utah State University is Utah's original college program for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Located at the USU main campus in Logan AND the USU Eastern campus in Price. This 2 or 3 year program offers a certificate of Integrated College and Community Studies and pathways to various associate degrees and Technical Education certificates. We are a Comprehensive Transition Program and students are eligible to apply for certain types of financial aid including scholarships! Students live on-campus in the dorms and have the opportunity to be fully engaged in every aspect of college life.

Program information submitted: April 20, 2022

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: End of November each year with a rolling admissions process if space is available that ends May 1st.
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • TBI
Program length:
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 0.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 0.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance:

Planning year only in 2021

Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $0.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $0.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available:

Naté Dearden Scholarship is a scholarship specifically for Aggies Elevated students. Other scholarships are available year to year and vary based on funding and need.

Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

We had no students in 2021. Once we start all students take at least one fully inclusive college course each semester. The number increases each semester.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

We offer several courses for our students that focus on their needs. These courses are open to ANY student on campus but typically are only attended by our students. These include: Career Exploration (I and II), Healthy Relationships, Navigating Adulthood, Career Related Social Skills, Self-Determination, and two Internship courses.

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 50-74%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Integrated College and Community Studies
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students?

Any associate degree or technical education certificate that they complete course work for.

Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

Every student participates in teo internships and are expected to work during the summers. They are supported in applying for jobs for both summer employment and postgraduation.

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 50-74%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Study abroad
  • Fraternities/sororities
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation