100 Ball Hall
Memphis, TN 38152
The University of Memphis TigerLIFE Postsecondary Education Program is a 60 hour program culminating in a Certificate in Career and Community Studies. Participation in the Tiger LIFE program provides students with an option for continuing their education beyond high school to increase employment opportunities. The program provides an individualized program of study in the areas of academic, social, vocational and independent living skills for students ages 18-29 with intellectual disabilities. The TigerLIFE program offers its program on a semesterly rotation, allowing students to start the program in the fall, spring or summer of any academic year.
|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:||80|
|Description of our summer transition program:|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||Listed at program website|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||2 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||65%|
Costs associated with meals, student activities and transportation to school and other campus events.
|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:||
The state of TN offers all high school graduates that are admitted to TN IPSE programs a $1,750.00 scholarship for up to fours depending on eligibility.
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||Typical college courses for audit|
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
TigerLIFE students attend a rotation of work-based training classes that they attend with their university student mentors, university student job coaches and university behavior specialists who assist in the development of the skills needed to become independent and employment ready.
|Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program:||About half the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Certificate in Career and Community Services|
|The credential(s) is/are:||Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||5%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||65%|
|We offer the following specialized credentials:||
The TigerLIFE program assists students in gaining certification in several employment sectors; personal care assistants, logistical warehouse safety and certifications in forklift driver, food handlers certification and environmental and industrial custodial services.
|Housing is provided to students:||No|
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||About half the time|