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UMSL Succeed

UMSL Succeed
University of Missouri-St. Louis
UMSL Succeed
113 Lucas Hall
1 University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121
Program Contact Jonathan Lidgus
Program Contact Email
Phone 314-516-5911
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

UMSL Succeed at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis (UMSL) is a high quality, two-year model comprehensive transition and postsecondary education (PSE) program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) designed to provide the supports, partnerships, and experiences needed to prepare students for gainful employment, independent living, and a full life in the community. While enrolled in our program, students engage in ongoing person-centered planning, receive evidence-based supports and services for academic and social inclusion, and work in volunteer and paid positions in integrated environments. Program participants earn an UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate by completing the two-year residential or commuter program.

Program information submitted: January 30, 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: 45
Summer program name UMSL Succeed Summer Enrichment Camp
Description of our summer transition program:

The UMSL Succeed Summer Enrichment Camp is an overnight camp that provides young adults the UMSL Succeed college experience. Campers will utilize meal plans, stay in UMSL residence halls overnight, take various academic workshops, complete vocational training, and engage in recreational and traditional camp activities on campus.

Summer program link: UMSL Succeed Summer Enrichment Camp
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: December 2, 2022 (Priority Consideration); Rolling applications accepted through April 14, 2023
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 71.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 92.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $11293.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $12640.00
Room and board: $11405.00
Additional costs: $0.00

Students may choose to take additional credit-bearing courses: In-State Tuition-Undergraduate: $396.10 (per credit hour) Out of State Tuition-Undergraduate: $1,070 (per credit hour)

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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

UMSL Succeed Jubilee Scholarship

Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
More about course access:

Each semester, all students enrolled in the program take a minimum of one UMSL college-bulletin course for full (typically 3 credit hours) or modified credit (1credit hour). Many take two or more. These courses are chosen based on individualized plans that align with student goals related to our four program pillars (Live, Learn, Work, & Play).

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

In addition to credit-bearing courses, students take a series of courses that are included in their program fee (not additional tuition p/credit cost) that support them in all four program pillars. These courses will be added to the UMSL course catalog and embedded in other academic programs/departments for credit as we transition to a new fiscal model in the coming year. We did not want to burden families with additional tuition (p/credit) costs, and have worked with the University on a new fiscal model to address this.

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 50-74%
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: UMSL Chancellor's Certificate
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students?

Students can start working towards UMSL undergraduate certificates, credits toward UMSL degrees, and external certificates that we support students in obtaining (i.e. Launchcode, Google, Safeserv, etc.) depending on their career interests.

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
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 35%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 56%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

Students participate in many job-seeking activities such as submit job applications, explore jobs online, practice interview skills, revise resumes, public transportation training, mock interviews, complete interest inventories, etc.

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
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): 100%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Fraternities/sororities
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation