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UNC Go On and Learn (GOAL)

UNC Go On and Learn (GOAL)
University of Northern Colorado
UNC Go On and Learn (GOAL)
501 20th St
McKee Hall Room 006
Greeley, CO 80639
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Program Contact Christina Ruffatti
Program Contact Email
Phone 970-351-4605
Website Program website

UNC's Go On and Learn (GOAL) is an inclusive higher education program at the University of Northern Colorado. GOAL is an opportunity for students with intellectual and developmental (I/DD) to attend college. GOAL is a federally designated Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP) for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The certificate and curriculum were approved by the U.S. Department of Education. GOAL aims to provide students with individualized support to promote self-determination and self-advocacy skills to promote independence during college and post graduation.

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? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 22
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: 2/1/2023
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
  • The student is not under guardianship
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental disabilities
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 60.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 83.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: GOAL accepted 10 students from 17 applicants in 2022
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $13793.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $16702.00
Room and board: $12154.00
Program fees: $4500.00
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
  • Grant Funding
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: Students are free to select classes from the course catalog.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: Students take one program direct instruction course each semester.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 75-99%
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: Comprehensive Higher Education Certificate
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
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: 60%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 75%
Additional information about career development and work experience: Job exploration assessments, practice interviewing, cover letter, on & off, campus internships, on & off campus employment
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
  • Specialized 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
  • Study abroad
  • Fraternities/sororities
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation