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.
- 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:
- a degree, certificate, or non-degree program;
- at an accredited institution;
- 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.