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Dual Enrollment Pilot Project (DEPP)

Dual Enrollment Pilot Project (DEPP)
University of Kentucky
Dual Enrollment Pilot Project (DEPP)
1525 Bull Lea Rd
Lexington, KY 40511
Program Contact Teresa Belluscio
Phone 859.977.4050

As of Fall 2016, Inclusive Higher Education Kentucky is partnering with the Kentucky Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to establish the Dual Enrollment Pilot Project (DEPP).  DEPP has one major goal – to expand access to create a statewide dual enrollment system through which students with disabilities can have the same opportunities as any other student in secondary schools in Kentucky.  Programs are in development at this time (March 2017).

In order to achieve this goal, we will establish two classifications of student eligibility:

  1. Diploma track students will include degree or certificate seeking students with disabilities.  Acceptance criteria will include academics, family support, student motivation to pursue college as a viable transition path to employment and fall within the Pre-ETS definition of student as defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA).
  2. Alternate diploma students with disabilities who are interested in Comprehensive Transition Programs (CTPs) or non-degree or certificate seeking and who demonstrate motivation and family support to pursue a viable transition path to employment and fall within the Pre-ETS definition of student in WIOA.
Public or private: Public
Type of school:

DEPP programs will be established at both two and four year colleges around the state of Kentucky.

Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
School district or agency partner: Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Contact person: Vickie Reilly
Deadline to apply to this program: Determined by each partner institution
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-21
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • any IDEA eligible student
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted:
Retention rate:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: varies by institution and student choice
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
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: None of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Fraternities, sororities, service organizations

Last updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 08:32