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Project WOLVES

Project WOLVES
University of West Georgia
Project WOLVES
1601 Maple Street
Carrolton, GA 30118
Program Contact Rachel Tullis
Phone 678-839-6161

Project WOLVES (World of Opportunities for Learning, Volunteering, Employment, and Socializing) is a 2-year non-degree conferring inclusive postsecondary education program (IPSE). Project WOLVES is designed to provide students with intellectual or developmental disabilities, ages 18 and older, with an inclusive postsecondary college education experience.

Project WOLVES focuses on developing academic, social, and personal skills that will lead to employment. Each student in Project WOLVES will work with an academic advisor to develop a personalized postsecondary program of study.

Project WOLVES is for unique learners who are highly motivated individuals who have a developmental or intellectual disability. The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities defines an intellectual disability as a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18. Although, potential students be diagnosed with other disabilities (e.g., autism), our emphasis is on students who also have cognitive impairments. We serve students with disabilities who have successfully completed high school and have a high school diploma (regardless of the type of diploma).

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 0
This program will be serving students in: 2018-2019
Deadline to apply to this program: July 1
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • Students must meet the following minimal requirements prior to starting Project WOLVES: Received special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Minimum 3rd grade reading level preferred Knowledge of basic mathematics and the ability to use a calculator Ability to use a computer or tablet Ability to function independently for a sustained period of time (e.g., 12 hours) Active placement in a Vocational Rehabilitation program Have a satisfactory record of school attendance from their previous school Ability to communicate reliably with others and exhibit socially responsible behavior Ability to meet personal needs, including handling own medication without assistance No significant behavioral or emotional difficulties that would impact school or internship performance Must be able to navigate the campus safely and independently Commitment to complete all program requirements and course assignments with support Ability to be successful in competitive employment situations Express a strong desire and motivation to complete a postsecondary program All enrolled students MUST: Have health insurance (Medicaid, Medicare, private) Have a personal cell phone Have transportation to and from campus
Accepts out-of-state students: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Tuition amount: $4,510.00
Program specific fees: $4,500.00
Additional costs: $0.00
Program fees are $3000 per semester or $6000 per year.
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
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Career Readiness
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Continuing education credential
  • Just for students in this program
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Housing is provided to students: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Last updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 21:44