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Career and Life Studies Certificate

Career and Life Studies Certificate
University of Delaware
Career and Life Studies Certificate
Center for Disability Studies, University of Delaware,
461 Wyoming Rd.
Newark, DE 19716
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Program Contact Lahnee' Piner
Program Contact Email
Phone 302.831.2940
Website Program website

CLSC is a two year, residential certificate program at the University of Delaware for students with intellectual disabilities. CLSC provides integrated academic, career/technical and independent living instruction in preparation for gainful employment. CLSC students attend classes, participate in internships and work experiences, and engage in all aspects of campus life.

Program information submitted: April 9, 2021

Public or private: Public
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
Number of students: 14
Summer program name CLSC Summer Session
Description of our summer transition program:

We offer a 1-day orientation for incoming students and families, as well as a 1-week transition session just prior to Fall semester for all students. In addition, we offer separate summer programs for high school students with disabilities, which can include exposure to the CLSC program.

Summer program link: CLSC Summer Session
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: No deadline, preferred consideration by April 1st
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 65.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 72.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance:

Retention rate affected by COVID. Some students took a gap year

Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $26500.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $30500.00
Room and board: $10000.00
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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

Advance Scholarship for Delaware students

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

Life Strategies - Goal Setting and Problem Solving Introduction to Employment - Career Exploration Introduction to Academics - Undergraduate Course Exploration and registration Professional Development - Career Exploration Portfolio - Career Exploration PEERS - Social Skills (Optional)

Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 85%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes