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Life and Career Studies

Life and Career Studies
Lakeland University
Life and Career Studies
W3718 South Drive
Plymouth, WI 53073
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Program Contact Kate Dvorak
Program Contact Email
Phone 920-565-1000
Website Program website

Based at Lakeland’s Main Campus in rural Sheboygan County, this inclusive and engaging, full-time residential program for students with intellectual disabilities will feature a four-year, personalized curriculum designed to promote academic, social, personal and professional growth. It will foster self-determination and provide a gateway to meaningful employment and independent and community living.

Program information submitted: January 12, 2023

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
This program will BEGIN serving students in: 2023-2024
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: 4/1/2022
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-25
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 4 years
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $17000.00
Room and board: $11522.00
Additional costs: General Student fee: $990 Student Activity fee: #396 *Application fee, deposits, textbooks or other expenses not included.
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access: Students will complete at least 96 audited credits as part of the Life and Career studies program. 48 will be completed in fully inclusive academic and cooperating education courses. The remaining 48 will be completed in 2 independent study courses (Personal Growth and Development and Community Living and Engagement). These courses are open to all students at Lakeland University, but the nature is to be tailored to meet student's independent interests and goals.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program:
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 50-74%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Life and Career Studies Program Diploma
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students? Cooperative Education, Hospitality Management Certificate, Communication Certificate, History Certificate, Studio Art Certificate, Classroom Assistant Certificate, Office Assistant Certificate, Social Justice Studies Certificate.
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Work Study
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 100%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Fraternities/sororities
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation