338 Cate Center Drive, Room 160
Norman, OK 73019
|Program Contact||Mindy Lingo|
The University of Oklahoma’s Sooner Works is a comprehensive integrated program for students with an intellectual or developmental disability who desire a postsecondary experience on a college campus. The program is a four-year certificate program offering a college experience to prepare participants for competitive employment and independent living through a combination of coursework and career exploration. Sooner Works students live on campus and take traditional university courses in conjunction with courses specific to Sooner Works. In addition, students will participate in internship and social organizations on the beautiful University of Oklahoma campus.
|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:||10|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||Feb 1|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||4 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||25%|
|Cost of the program:||
*Tuition: $7,000 (in-state) and $14,000 (out-of-state) *Room and Board: $16,000 (includes meal plan) Program Specific Fees: $8,000 Total Costs: $31,000 (in-state) and $38,000 (out-of-state) * These prices are estimates of actual costs - The University of Oklahoma's academic tuition, housing, and meal plan fees are subject to change annually.
|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:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Students enroll in predetermined college courses and receive individual modifications as necessary, and are graded as pass/no pass. Students may take courses for credit if they meet all other university requirements.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Sooner Works students attend classes within the program structure devoted to social skills, independent living, self-advocacy, and disability awareness. Sooner Works classes are taught by instructors with special education teaching certificates and graduate student instructors.
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||Between 25% of the time and half the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Integrated Community Studies Certificate|
|The credential(s) is/are:||
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||34%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|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:||
Students have joined campus organizations and clubs including Student Activity Council, on-campus fraternity and sorority, religious organizations, and music clubs.