Student Life

TAP Female student
TAP male student working
TAP student with Bearcat

TAP students live, work, learn, and lead at the University of Cincinnati where they are making a lasting impact by creating a diverse and inclusive community where people of all abilities can achieve goals and follow dreams.

Independent Living

  • Inclusive residence halls on campus
  • Access to all campus facilities, organizations, and activities
  • Life coaches and UC Resident Assistants provide support
  • Navigate campus and community


  • Set career goals
  • Job placements based on interests and goals on and off campus, 5-10 hours per week
  • Instruction to develop vocational skills, resume writing, and portfolio
  • Job Coaches and Natural Supports to assist with increasing independence


  • 10-15 credit hours = fulltime student
  • 3-4 TAP courses per semester which focus on vocational support, self-determination, social competence, independent and community living, and executive functioning
  • Academic coaches provide support
  • Choice of UC electives (1-6 credit hours)


  • Opportunities to be actively involved in student organizations
  • Develop effective communication, decision-making, and problem solving skills
  • Maximize potential and unleash the Boldly Bearcat spirit

Listen to these podcasts to learn more about TAP Student Life.

College & High School: A Student's perspective 

College & High School: Transition Programs at UC