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College and Career Studies

College and Career Studies
University of Kentucky
College and Career Studies
120 Graham Avenue
126 Mineral Industries Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0051
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Program Contact Erin Fitzgerald
Phone (859) 257-2304
Website Program website

The College and Career Studies (CCS) program is UK's Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) program. CTPs support students with intellectual disability who want to attend a college or university to better prepare for employment and independent living. CCS students take part in all areas of campus life, from classes and clubs to social events and activities. With support from the College and Career Studies team, students work toward their own academic, career exploration, and community engagement goals. The College and Career Studies program at UK is part of the Kentucky Supported Higher Education Partnership (KSHEP) whose mission is to increase higher education options, access, and success for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the Commonwealth.

Program information submitted: July 12, 2022

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
This program will be serving students in: 2022-2023
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length 2 years
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)
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available:

KEES money
Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship

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
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 100%
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: College and Career Studies (credential type in progress)
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students?

Certificate in Universal Design

Do students earn STEM-related certificates? No
Students participate in these campus-wide events
  • IHE Student orientation
  • IHE Family orientation
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: No
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Campus events