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lifePATH Tomball

lifePATH Tomball
Lone Star College-Tomball
lifePATH Tomball
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
Program Contact Dr. Anne Ginnett
Phone 281-655-3630
Facebook link to program Facebook page

Lone Star College lifePATH® is a four-year comprehensive model of post-secondary educational opportunities for students who have disabilities that affect executive functioning. lifePATH focuses on academic readiness, social expectations, and career exploration. Students are selected as part of a cohort. The first two years students take classes together on the foundation path. After two years, students can exit the cohort and pursue other certificate or degree programs offered at Lone Star College with wrap around supports. Students who remain in the cohort will spend the last two years earning the Occupational and Life Skills Associate degree (OLSA), as well as the Business Operations Certificate.

Program information submitted: March 12, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 96
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: May 14, 2021 for Fall 2021 Admissions
Criteria for admission
  • Students 70 or above Full-Scale IQ, Reading Comprehension, Written Fluency, and Math Problem Solving IQ scores. Potential students who meet that criteria are invited to a group interview. Cohorts are selected from those interviews.
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Disabilities that impact executive functioning
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 81.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 88.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: Potential students must attend and information session as part of the admissions process. Admissions criterial is discussed during those meetings, so students wo do not meet criteria do not apply. The lifePATH admissions rate reflects that.
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $1069.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $2644.00
Additional costs: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available: lifePATH has a limited number of $500 scholarships available each Fall.
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
More about course access: lifePATH students complete the OLSA (Occupational and Life Skills Associate Degree). Those courses can be found at:
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes:
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Occupational and Life Skills Associate Degree and the Business Operations Certificate
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
We offer the following specialized credentials: Students engage in a campus job shadow during the second and third year. Students participate in a community internship during year 4.
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: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: Students participate in any Student Life program or club they choose.