600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUS) in College and Career Attainment at Rhode Island College offers students with intellectual disability (ID) the opportunity to self-direct academic coursework and internships to enhance their skills and knowledge critical to a variety of career choices. The CUS includes internships extending student knowledge and skills across four vocational internship experiences. The CUS is designed to include students with ID who are still eligible for special education through their local school district and students who have already graduated from high school. The Certificate of Undergraduate Study in College and Career Attainment has been approval by Rhode Island College.
|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:||
|Number of students:||10|
|Description of our summer transition program:||
Students who have been accepted into the program attend Summer semester and take the class DIS 100: Self Advocacy in College and Beyond.
|Deadline to apply to this program:||March 15|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||2 years|
|Cost of the program:||Tuition, fees, room and board can be obtained from the RIC website (www.ric.edu) Students interested in housing would incur an additional cost. Students are responsible for their own transportation to/from internships and the college.|
|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:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Students take 1-4 credits of typical college courses each semester, and can take those courses for audit or credit.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
1 course per semester that is for program students only. Full list of courses is on the program's website.
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||Between 25% of the time and half the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||College and Career Attainment|
|The credential(s) is/are:||Approved by Institute of Higher Education|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||66%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||66%|
|We offer the following specialized credentials:||
No. The program does allow students to choose electives in their field of interest.
|Housing is provided to students:||No|
|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:||
Many students have joined student groups such as Advocacy and Beyond Club, in addition to using the Recreational Center and many other on-campus social activities