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Transition University for Career Advancement and Successful Adulthood

Transition University for Career Advancement and Successful Adulthood
Texas A&M University San Antonio
Transition University for Career Advancement and Successful Adulthood
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224
Program Contact Veronica Kallead
Program Contact Email
Phone 210-784-2436
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

TU CASA mission is to offer a fully inclusive university experience for students with intellectual disabilities by providing them with access and opportunity to the same services, programs, and courses as other Texas A&M University students. Each TU CASA student’s university experience will be individually designed to reflect their interests, preferences, and future goals. This individualized approach will support inclusive academic, employment, and independent living experiences leading to meaningful, integrated employment and overall improved adulthood outcomes. Participation in TU CASA will lead to a 1.5 year-long University and Career Experience Certificate (UCEC) and a career pathway for integrated employment and the development of independent living skills through a person-centered approach.

Program information submitted: January 24, 2023

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: 3
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? Yes, a regular high school diploma or GED is required
Deadline to apply to this program: October 15th
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
  • The student is not under guardianship
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Emotional disturbance (must also have Intellectual Disability)
Program length:
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $4040.00
Room and board: $4500.00
Program fees: $300.00
Additional costs: $0.00

Required Summer Camp: Approximately $300 per student

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)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

All students are enrolled and attend inclusive courses: First semester- First Year Seminar and Speech Second Semester - Practicum/Internship and Kinesiology Third Semester - Practicum/Internship and Elective

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: University Career and Experience Certificate
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students?

We are currently working on Pre-ETS certification based on student interest and capability.

Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

TU CASA's goal is to have students employed by the end of the program.

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 25-49%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Study abroad
  • Fraternities/sororities
Students participate in these campus-wide events: College/University's Graduation