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Auburn University
2084 Haley Center
Auburn University, AL 36849
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Program Contact Dr. Karen Rabren, Interim Director
Phone 334-844-2082

EAGLES (Education to Accomplish Growth in Life Experiences for Success) is a comprehensive transition program for students with intellectual disabilities. The EAGLES program includes Auburn University credit-bearing courses, as well as program courses focused on improving students’ independent living and
employment outcomes. Students participating in EAGLES are integrated into university life and academic courses. The EAGLES program includes coursework, work-training, social skills development as well as independent living experiences. The goal of this program’s academic and applied experiences is to prepare students for gainful employment.

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: 4
Deadline to apply to this program: Fall 2019 for Fall 2020 admission
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-26 (must be 24 upon admission)
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 2 years
Cost of the program: $5,484 (Alabama Resident, as of Fall Semester 2018), $14,820 (Non-Alabama Resident, as of Fall Semester 2018). Room and Board (if applicable): $4700 plus $90 for early move-in (required) Program specific fees (if applicable): $15,000 per semester Other costs: $995, as of Fall Semester 2018, as well as a Required Auburn University Dining Plan
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)
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
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
More about course access:

Students will participate in academic courses for credit or audit, as appropriate. Students will be provided accommodations and natural supports, as well as modifications and peer mentoring, as needed, and in accordance with their individualized learning agreement developed with their instructors. They will also participate in a work-based training practicum each semester until their final semester in the program, during which they are engaged in an employment residency.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

EAGLES program courses help build students’ understanding of disability and advocacy, as well as improve their daily living, interpersonal, and employment skills.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Disability Advocacy Certificate, College to Career Recognition
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Continuing education credential
  • Open to all students at Institute of Higher Education
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
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% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

The students are involved in organizations such as: All for Inclusion, AU Singers, Best Buddies, United Sound and are engaged in extracurricular campus and community activities such as attending sporting events, bowling, and going to dinner, etc.

Last updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:27