Transition & Access Program

TAP and Human Development & Community Engagement (HDCE) Students pose for a photo in Teachers College.  TAP and HDCE students are excited about launching a Living Learning Community in Marian Spencer Hall Fall of 2021.

TAP and Human Development & Community Engagement (HDCE) Students pose for a photo in Teachers College. TAP and HDCE students are excited about launching a Living Learning Community in Marian Spencer Hall Fall of 2021.

TAP is NEXT!

The Transition and Access Program (TAP) is a four-year college education for students with mild to moderate intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) that embraces the University of Cincinnati’s strategic direction of Next Lives Here making a positive impact on the world, promoting diversity and inclusion. TAP is a full-time program designed for students between 18-26 years of age who have completed their high school requirements. TAP is emerging as a leader in creating an authentic inclusive living-learning opportunity that builds career skills, academic achievement, personal responsibility, social networks, and a promising future. TAP students live on campus and earn a university recognized certificate upon completion of the four-year program.

Transition & Access Program

Live, Work, Learn, and Lead

  • TAP students live in inclusive residence halls and have access to all that UC has to offer. What better way to increase independence and engage in a vibrant community!
  • TAP students have multiple opportunities to work in internships, engage in career exploration, and ultimately gain meaningful employment.
  • TAP students are UC students first and learning is a priority. The TAP curriculum focuses on the whole person and helps develop personal goals, social capital, healthy living skills, and self-advocacy.
  • TAP students are leaders. Students are actively involved in student organizations and develop effective communication, decision- making, and problem solving skills to become strong community leaders