PO Box 44291
Lafayette, LA 70504
UL LIFE, where we believe Learning Is For Everyone!
LIFE is a highly personalized program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. By combining academic, life, and self-advocacy skills with socialization at the college level, young adults with intellectual disabilities can become thriving members of our community. Our college-level elective courses, combined with our professional or interpersonal studies tracks, all center around the practice of learning by doing. We work closely with each student to customize their courses and college experience so they are prepared for a career they love. Our academic mentors accompany each student every step of the way, including going to class, modifying in-class assignments, and providing support for out-of-class assignments and homework.
|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:||16|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||November 1- January 12|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||Varies from student to student|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||63%|
|Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)?||Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)|
|Students pay for the program in the following ways:||
National Down Syndrome Society
Any scholarships the students seek and earn can be applied to the student's tuition balance.
|Links to scholarship information:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Students and staff choose courses aligned with student interest and goals. LIFE students audit those courses with the assistance of an Academic Mentor. This mentor helps to modify the workload so the LIFE student can participate as fully as possible.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||About half the time|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||50%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||0%|
|We offer the following specialized credentials:||
To date, no students have exited the program. When we have our first class graduation ceremony, we will offer an Award of Completion.
|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:||50%|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
IN THE COMMUNITY