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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 Candy Greenleaf
Phone 302.831.2940

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.

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: 15
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.

Deadline to apply to this program: rolling
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 41%
Retention rate: 100%
Tuition amount: $29,000.00
Room and board: $12,000.00
Program specific fees: $16,940.00
Additional costs: $9,650.00

University fees and tuition

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
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

<p>Advance Scholarship for Delaware residents.</p>

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:

Tech Savvy, Goal Setting, Academic Studies, Campus Exploration, Career Studies, Job development, Life Studies,

Time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 15%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 100%
We offer the following specialized credentials:


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: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Best Buddies, greek system, Arts program, University of Delaware alternative break, Center for Black Culture, Student run organizations, intramural sports, club sports representing the University of Delaware, Leadership postions in residents life,  atheltic events, culture events, community events, and community service.

Last updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 18:01