215 South Donahue Drive
The Dawson Building
Auburn University, AL 36849
EAGLES (Education to Accomplish Growth in Life Experiences for Success) is a two or four-year comprehensive transition program for students with intellectual disabilities. The EAGLES program includes Auburn University credit-bearing courses, as well as program-specific 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-based training, social skills development and independent living experiences. The goal of this program’s academic and applied experiences is to prepare students for gainful employment and to live independently upon successful completion of the program.
Students participating for 2 years live on campus and will earn a Career Readiness Certificate. The program also offers an additional 2 years which is invitation only and determined through an annual review of current students. The "Advanced-option" or additional two years provides students access to off-campus apartments. They will also have the opportunity to identify a "concentration" and their AU courses will align with their area of interests. Students participating in the advanced option earn an Independent Living Certificate upon completion.
|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:||8|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||Admission for fall 2021: applications open in July and due by end of September 2020|
|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:||4 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||36%|
|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: $5000 plus $90 for early move-in (required) Program-specific fees (if applicable): $15,000 per semester Other costs: $995, as of Spring Semester 2020 for 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:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|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. Students are enrolled in at least two program-specific courses per semester.
|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, College to Independent Living Recoginition|
|The credential(s) is/are:||
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||75%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25%|
|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, Project IMPACT, the Big Event and are engaged in extracurricular campus and community activities such as attending sporting events, bowling, and going to dinner, etc.