How to Apply
TAP envisions a world where young adults with ID/DD are afforded the option of post-secondary education. We are emerging as a leader in creating an authentic inclusive living-learning experience that builds career skills, academic achievement, personal responsibility, social networks, and a promising future.
TAP will begin to accept applications in September. Please check back here for the application. In the meantime, here are some important pieces of information you can start collecting for the application process:
- Personal Essay
- An official transcript of the applicant’s high school coursework
- An official copy of the applicant’s IEP or 504 Plan. If statewide testing accommodations are not included in the IEP, a separate document is required. Must include discipline records if applies.
- Most current Evaluation Team Report (ETR) or up-to date psychological evaluation within past two years); must include IQ scores
- Identify two people, non-family members who have known the applicant for at least 1 year, to complete Recommendation Packets. Recommendations should include at least one from an educator and students are encouraged to include an employer or volunteer supervisor. The Recommendation Packet will be available on this webpage soon.
- Cognitive assessment with documented intellectual or developmental disability
- High school diploma- age 18 or older
- Basic academic skills
- Ability to learn and participate in inclusive classrooms and work settings
- Demonstrate interest and ability to pursue educational, employment, and life experiences through post-secondary education
Fees, Grants, and Scholarships
- TAP Program Fees are approximately $16,000/year. There are additional fees for housing, meals, and UC courses.
- There are many financial resources to support students and families planning to pay for college such as 529 Funds, Able Accounts, grants, and scholarships. For more information about Grants, Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources, please view this page.
- TAP is a Comprehensive Transition Postsecondary Program (CTP), which means eligible students may receive funding from the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Study programs.