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Syracuse University
300 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
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Program Contact Beth Myers
Phone 315-443-4058
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InclusiveU offers a comprehensive college experience for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This includes individualized and inclusive coursework, person-centered planning, professional internships, and social and extracurricular activities. Students can select classes based on their interests towards their chosen career and participate in on-campus or off-campus internships to provide them with marketable, transferable job skills.

Program information submitted: February 25, 2021

Public or private: Private
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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 91
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: January 15th
Criteria for admission
  • have to be able to follow the student code of conduct for Syracuse University

Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • developmental
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 75.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 95.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $12000.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $32000.00
Room and board: $16000.00
Program fees: $0.00
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)
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

students are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA for federal aid

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

Students select a major and earn a Syracuse University non-credit certificate after the completion of a minimum of 5 courses from the core courses of a major. The students participate in the School of Education graduation.

Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: dependent upon major
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 100%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 16%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Students can participate in paid or unpaid internships like all other college students

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
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 social time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students have access to social and extracurricular activities across the college campus, including over 200 clubs and organizations. Students can serve in leadership positions in social and extracurricular organizations.