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Personal Success Program

Personal Success Program
College of Lake County
Personal Success Program
College of Lake County, 19351 West Washington Street
Suite E186
Grayslake, IL 60030
Program Contact Sandy Schwab
Phone 847-543-2990

The Personal Success Program (PSP) provides vocational skills training to students challenged with mild to moderate cognitive disabilities. PSP opens the door to students who may not otherwise enter post-secondary education. The purpose is to introduce basic skills and concepts for a variety of professions, while also providing opportunities to experience college life.

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: 110
Deadline to apply to this program: none
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 3rd grade reading level
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Down Synddrome
Program length: Varies from student to student
Cost of the program: Classes range from $399-$425 in spring and fall and $299-$425 in summer.
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

The program focus is on gaining vocational skills to acquire entry-level employment.

Time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 20%
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

CLC choral groups
Attended theatre performances
Volunteered at the Child Development Center
Used the Physical Education facility

Last updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 16:09