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Syracuse University
305 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
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Program Contact Bud Buckhout
Phone 315-443-4058

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 and participate in on-campus internships to provide them with marketable, transferable job skills.

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
Number of students: 60
Deadline to apply to this program: January 15
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • identified as having an intellectual/developmental disability

Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • CP, multiple disabilities, vision impairment, TBI
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 88%
Retention rate: 94%
Cost of the program:

Tuition ranges from $3,000-12,000 depending on amount of courses taken per year. Room and board (optional) ranges from $12,000-$15,000 per year. Program specific fees are $6,400 per year.

Additional costs: $0.00

Additional support costs as needed.

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)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

<p>Limited scholarships are available.</p>

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:

All of the University's course offerings are available for audit

Time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: non-credit certificate from school of study
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Continuing education credential
  • Open to all students at Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 75%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

The non-credit certificate is directly related to the courses taken in a school and parallels the matriculated degree. Students audit 5 - 6 core courses in a school and receive the non-credit certificate. Most students also take elective courses.

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: None of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Greek life and service fraternity, sporting events, student television and radio stations, student volunteer organizations, Ottothon fundraiser, other campus clubs

Last updated: Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 16:06