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University of New Hampshire
10 West Edge, Suite 101
Durham, NH 3824
Program Contact Ariel Schwartz
Program Contact Email
Phone 603-862-4320
Website Program website

UNH-4U is a 2-year inclusive postsecondary education program at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in which students pursue individualized programming that supports their career, academic, and independent living goals. Driven by a person-centered planning process, students audit UNH courses aligned with their individualized career goals. To supplement UNH academic courses, students also complete UNH-4U seminars related to academic success, wellness, and career exploration and planning. UNH-4 students participate in campus life, including living in dorms and participating in UNH student activities, clubs, and events. Students are provided with individualized supports by the UNH-4U staff and peer academic coaches and campus ambassadors. Upon completion of UNH-4U, students receive badges through UNH’s micro-credentialing program. These badges can be used to communicate skills, experiences, and knowledge gained to future employers.

Program information submitted: January 31, 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: 6
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: 2/2/2023
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-24
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • co-occurring with the above: visual disability, hearing impairment, specific learning disability, emotional disability
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 25.00%
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: $19024.00
Room and board: $12676.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
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: Student access typical college courses aligned with their person-centered plans.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: Throughout their time in UNH-4U, students enroll in the following courses: Academic Success and Wellness Career and Professional Seminar
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: UNH-4U Badges, as part of UNH's microcredentialing/badge system; the plan is that these badges will be approved by the university by the graduation of the first cohort this May
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: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • None
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
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
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation