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BullDog LIFE

BullDog LIFE
Alabama A & M University
BullDog LIFE
4990 Meridian Street
Normal, AL 35810
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Program Contact Sharon Brown
Program Contact Email
Phone 256-372-8002
Website Program website

The Bulldog L.I.F.E. (Learning Independence, Fostering Education and Employment) Program objective is to educate and provide information to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their family members, and others to increase leadership opportunities and inclusive participation in their communities' activities. The College Campus Transition Program (CCTP) is administered by the Alabama A&M Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Students with intellectual disabilities have an opportunitiy to interact with their peers in a college and community environment while training for employment options that offer a living wage upon exiting the program and transitioning into adult independence. The program is designed to help students with disabilities who exit high school with a special education diploma find independence and become equipped with realistic transferable work skills to prepare them for life after graduation.

Program information submitted: February 1, 2023

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
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
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
  • Age range: 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $5500.00
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)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

*Computer Science & Ethics 101 *Jazz Band 101 *Introduction to Music 101

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 1-24%
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: Bulldog LIFE Certificate
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Housing is provided to students: No
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 75-99%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation