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Office of Inclusive Services
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Office of Inclusive Services
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
College of Education
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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Program Contact Julie Harmon
Phone 719-255-4214

The Office of Inclusive Services at UCCS is dedicated to providing the necessary supports for students with intellectual disabilities to have meaningful access to academic, career, and social activities on campus.  


Students receive individualized services from trained mentors, peer volunteers, and faculty, designed to meet their learning needs and career aspirations.   

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: 21
Deadline to apply to this program: January 2020
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 47%
Retention rate: 100%
Cost of the program:

Sample breakdown per semester:

  • 9 credit hours $3159

  • Student fees $624

  • Charge for service $3500

  • Books $300


Total $7021


Please note these are tentative costs that are subject to change

Additional costs: $0.00

Room and board would be extra for students who chose to live on campus

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
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
More about course access:

As fully matriculated student they will:

  • Earn a nationally recognized certificate
  • Take two to three courses in line with career goals
  • Participate in internships
  • Join clubs and participate in campus activities
  • Create a personal portfolio
  • Develop opportunities for off-campus employment
  • Set goals and develop a clear career path
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

<p>This is a course where instructors will teach students to 1) define and take action on personal goals and 2) communicate clearly about the supports necessary for their success. Topics for the class include self-advocacy, knowing your community and identifying resources, disability rights, individuals as change agents, resumes and job interviews, relationships, health and nutrition, service-learning and self-care.</p>

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Comprehensive Higher Education Certificate
The credential(s) is/are: Approved by Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 80%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

<p>Sporting events Clubs Dances recreation</p>

Last updated: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 09:38