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College for Life Programs

College for Life Programs
Lewis and Clark Community College
College for Life Programs
5800 Godfrey Road
Godfrey, IL 62035
Program Contact Roselyn Ellington
Phone 618.468.4127

For those students with disabilities who have had few inclusive experiences in high school, the College for Life Program provides courses that continue the educational experience and also provides social growth opportunities on a college campus. College for Life courses are continuing education, non-credit courses which are not eligible for financial aid or support from the Division of Rehabilitation Services.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 75
Deadline to apply to this program: Date varies based on semester
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Students must be able to communicate whether they feel safe and be able to abide by the student conduct code required for all students.
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 100%
Retention rate: 82%
Tuition amount: $475.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $0.00

Students are required to take two classes and the required Self Advocacy course.  Most students take more than these three courses.  Students are encouraged to eat in the College's cafe and socialize during lunch. 

Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Local School District funds
Scholarships available:

We have a small scholarship fund to provide partial payment for first semester students with financial need. 

Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

See College for Life course schedule at

Time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 10%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
We offer the following specialized credentials:

No certificate is offered.  This program is for social, emotional and recreational enrichment. 

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: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

The same variety of student activities and student government opportunities that are available to all students.  

Last updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 16:33