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Think College Vermont at UVM

Think College Vermont at UVM
The University of Vermont
Think College Vermont at UVM
208 Colchester Avenue
Third Floor Mann Hall
Burlington, VT 05405
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Program Contact Bryan Dague
Phone 802-656-1345

Think College Vermont at UVM is an innovative, inclusive, academic, social, and vocational program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities seeking a college experience and career path. Participants may earn a 12 credit-hour certificate of college studies for non-matriculated students designed to include: Academic Enrichment, Socialization & Recreation, Independent Living & Self-Advocacy Skills, Integrated Work Experiences & Career Skills. Think College Vermont at UVM incorporates student-centered planning, academic advising, and peer mentors for an inclusive, supportive college experience. Think College Vermont is a two-year non-degree certificate program through the UVM Continuing and Distance Education and the UVM Center on Disability and Community Inclusion.  

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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 12
Deadline to apply to this program: Rolling admission
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: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 100%
Retention rate: 100%
Tuition amount: $3,800.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program specific fees: $16,000.00
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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

Students have used Ruby's Rainbow scholarships. The state of Vermont has been providing assistance to students who do not have sufficient Medicaid 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
Time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certifiicate of College Studies
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Continuing education credential
  • Open to all students at Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 20%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 90%
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
  • Student apartments are available on campus but are not coordinated by our Think College program.
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 been involved with intramural sports, Feel Good Food Club, Creative Writing Club, American Sign Language Club, Active Minds Club, Horticulture Club, Winter Ball, Etiquette Dinner, Enactus Business Club, Golf Club, UVM Rescue, Concert Band, UVM Men's and Women's Hockey Teams, Spinning Class, Yoga Class.

Last updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 17:05