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Augie Access

Augie Access
Augustana University
Augie Access
2001 Summit Ave
Madsen Center, Room 221
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
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Program Contact Jessica Lamb
Phone 605-274-4926

The mission of the Augie Access program is to provide an authentic post-secondary university experience to 18-24 year old students with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities while providing explicit instruction in the areas of Employment, Independent Living, Community Participation, Recreation and Leisure Experiences, and connection to adult services and resources to promote independence and competitive employment.

Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 5
Deadline to apply to this program: January 15
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-26
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 36%
Retention rate: 100%
Tuition amount: $2,760.00
Room and board: $7,754.00
Program specific fees: $15,580.00
Additional costs: $590.00

Student Activity Fee = $490.00

Books and Supplies = Average $100.00-$200.00 per academic year. 

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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Employment, independent living, disability awareness and self-advocacy, social skills, and other transition courses. 

Time spent only with other students in this program: Between half the time and 75% of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 80%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students are invited to join any activities on the campus community, including sporting events, theater and concert productions, and activities for the student body, such as dances, movie nights, and othe campus-wide events.  Access students are also invited to join any student organization that is not specialized according to major or degree.

Last updated: Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:55