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. Please check back to this page for the application and deadlines.

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


The cost of the program, approximately $30,000 per year, is comparable to most traditional UC students. These fees include:

  • TAP Program Fees: ~$16,000/year*

*There are additional fees for housing, meal plans, and UC courses

Grants and Scholarships:

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.

A Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary program is:

  1. a degree, certificate, or non-degree program;
  2. at an accredited institution;
  3. designed to support students with intellectual disabilities(ID) who are seeking to continue academic, career and technical, and independent living instruction in order to obtain employment.