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Transition to Postsecondary Education (KU TPE)

Transition to Postsecondary Education (KU TPE)
University of Kansas
Transition to Postsecondary Education (KU TPE)
Haworth Hall
1200 Sunnyside Ave, Room 3134
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
Program Contact Luke Gilliam
Phone 785-864-0686

KU Transition to Postsecondary Education (KU TPE) is an inclusive postsecondary education program at the University of Kansas for students with intellectual disability. KU TPE is an undergraduate two-year non-degree seeking program that leads to a certificate that is indicated on students' KU transcripts. Students take KU courses for credit, join student clubs and organizations, can live in KU Housing, and participate in paid and unpaid career internships.

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: 10
Deadline to apply to this program: Early January
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18 - 26
  • For a full list of admissions requirements, please visit

Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Some students have ID/D and other disabilities (e.g., ASD, mental health, Fragile X, vision impairment, etc.)
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 69%
Retention rate: 100%
Cost of the program:
  • Tuition and Fees (in-state): $2,700 per semester (for 6 credit hours)
  • Room and Board: $6,500-$14,500 per year depending upon room type and dining plan



Additional costs: $12,200.00

-Books and supplies for classes. This varies by class (~$200). -Program fee approximately $12,000/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)
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Scholarships available:

The program does not have any specific scholarships, but students have applied for and received external scholarships.

Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
More about course access:

KU TPE provides individualized course adaptations as needed.

Time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Transition to Postsecondary Education Certificate
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Open to all students at Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 100%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

The KU TPE Certificate program of study has a career development focus.

Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
  • Inclusive off campus
  • Home with family

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:

<p>University athletic events Student Union Activities (karaoke, art events, Tea at 3, etc.) Music &amp; theater events Spencer Art Museum &amp; Natural History Museum events Student clubs &amp; organizations (Swing Society, Sports Management Club, Boss Girls, faith-based student clubs, etc.) Greek organizations Student hang-outs and restaurants in town Movies and sports watch parties Student recreation center fitness activities</p>

Last updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 18:07