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Winthrop Think College Program

Winthrop Think College Program
Winthrop University
Winthrop Think College Program
320-B Withers Building/WTS
Rock Hill, SC 29733
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Program Contact Dr. Larry Fisher
Program Contact Email
Phone 803.323.3080
Website Program website

The Winthrop Think College (WTC) Program offers post-secondary education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities (ID). The program creates customized schedules for each student using a person-centered planning approach. The schedules include traditional courses, internships, and specialty courses to support student development of specific skill sets. The focus of the WTC is to build and strengthen skills in the areas of employment, self-determination, health and nutrition, social networking, and independent living.

Program information submitted: March 24, 2021

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: 12
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 2021
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-25
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 38.00%
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: $15000.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $15000.00
Program fees: $3000.00
Additional costs: $0.00

Course fees vary due to classes enrolled in. Room and board fees vary due to residence hall and meal plan selected.

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
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Winthrop Think College groups are led by traditionally enrolled Winthrop students. These groups include Healthy Relationships, Nutrition, Cooking, and Personal Safety and Advocacy.

Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
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?

<p>Students can choose a concentration in certain areas such as: Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Studies, Health and Nutrition, Arts, Sports Management, &amp; Exercise, Coaching and Physical Activity.</p>

Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 60%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
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