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Inclusive Education Services

Inclusive Education Services
University of Central Florida
Inclusive Education Services
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Ferrell Commons 185
Orlando, FL 32816
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Program Contact Adam Meyer
Phone 407-823-2371

This is an inclusive non-degree college experience. Students take three to four classes per semester, have a paid or volunteer job on campus, participate in clubs and organizations, complete a community internship and have a chance to select their own activities. Living on campus is optional. Upon successful completion of this two year experience, students will earn a Continuing Education certificate in the areas of Hospitality, Social Services or Education.

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: 16
Deadline to apply to this program: Varies each year with applications accepted in the fall; review website for latest dates and details
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • Student must be their own legal guardian
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Various
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 20%
Retention rate: 100%
Cost of the program:

Total tuition over two years is approximately $10,000 for in-state students and $32,000 for out-of-state students. Optional on-campus housing is approximately $3,500 per semester. Optional meal plan is approximately $1,800 per semester. Books and school materials cost approximately $500 per semester.

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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available:

The Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities (FCSUA) provides students annual scholarships of up to $7,000 to assist with yearly college expenses.

Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

Students take a mix of UCF courses available to all students and courses primarily taken by students only in IES as part of a professional services credential. Students will choose a vocational track among Hospitality, Social Services and Education that will guide the course selection process.

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

<p>The IES courses are focused on career development, job readiness and leadership. The students also participate in internship discussion classes to share personal internship experiences.</p>

Time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Professional Services Credential awarded through the UCF Division of Continuing Education
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Continuing education credential
  • Just for students in this program
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 75%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Our Professional Services Credential has concentrations in Hospitality, Education and Social Services.

Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
  • Inclusive off campus
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:

UCF has ove 500 student organizations from which students can choose for formal activities and organization participation.. Students have plenty of opportunity to connect with other students not affiliated with Inclusive Education Services. However, many students prefer to socialize informally with their peers. How the students want to spend their time if left up to them.

Last updated: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 12:35