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 August for the 2021-2022 school year.

Early Action Application Due Date: November 1st

We must receive your complete application (by that we mean your admission application and recommendation packet) by midnight (EST) on November 1st if you wish to be considered for Early Action.  By meeting the early action deadline, you will get an admission decision no later than the end of January.

Regular Decision Application Due Date: February 14th

February 14th by midnight (EST) is the final date by which we must receive your complete application. You’ll get an admission decision by the end of March. Applications received after February 14th up until April 1st will be reviewed based upon availability of space in the program.  Applications are filed in the order in which they are received and reviewed by the Admissions Committee throughout the year on a rolling basis for Fall enrollment. Applying too close to the final deadline is strongly discouraged.

The Admissions Committee conducts personal interviews with the prospective student and his/her parents or legal guardian. If accepted, the student begins the fall Registration/Enrollment process with the University of Cincinnati, applies for housing by May 1st and is expected to attend the TAP summer workshop and university orientation.

Download a copy of the TAP application and Recommendation Packet.

Program Requirements

  • 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