A sense of belonging is the heartbeat of inclusion. TAP students live, work, learn, and lead at the University of Cincinnati where they belong to a diverse and inclusive community. TAP students are making a lasting impact where people of all abilities can achieve goals and follow dreams.
- Inclusive living in the newest residence halls on campus with a dining hall and coffee shop steps away. Visit this page for photos and highlights of Marian Spencer Hall and Scioto Hall.
- Belong to the Scholars in Transition Living Learning Community (LLC). Visit this page to learn more about the Scholars in Transition LLC.
- Access to all campus facilities, organizations, and activities
- Life coaches and UC Resident Assistants provide support
- Navigate campus and community
- Set career goals
- Internships 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
- Work with Vocational Rehabilitation Services to support employment goals
- Co-Op 2.0 opportunities
- Career pathways and types of internships include childcare, horticulture, hospitality/customer service, office/clerical, STEM related careers, and theatre/arts
- Visit this webpage to watch videos showcasing TAP students learning and thriving in internships.
- 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 taken for audit or credit (1-6 credit hours)
- The TAP team is comprised of experienced faculty and professionals who are dedicated to the students and their success.
- Examples of TAP courses include: Healthy Relationships, Human Sexuality, College Success, Writing Basics, Career Prep, Academic Support, Daily Living Skills, and Vocational Support
- Examples of UC electives include: Public Speaking, Chorus, Introduction to Child Development, ASL, Drawing for Non-majors, Physical Conditioning, Tennis, Yoga, Individuals with Exceptionalities, IT Computer Applications, Acting for Non-Majors, Stage Lighting and Sound, African American History, American Military History, Introduction to Sports Medicine, and Animal Diversity
- 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
- Some favorite clubs include: American Sign Language Club, Bearcat Support Network, H2O, Rally Cats and Unified Sports Club.
- 30 graduates as of 2020
- 86% employed or continuing education
- 45% living independently
- Members of the UC Alumni Association
- Go to this page to read a TAP alum success story!
Supporting the Transition
- New students attend TAP Summer Workshops to experience campus life, college courses, navigate campus, and manage their schedule and personal routines.
- Students and families attend the comprehensive new student orientation, Bearcats Bound.
- TAP students, with the support of their families and the TAP staff, thoughtfully develop a person- centered plan to begin their college careers.
- Students complete intake with Accessibility Resources to secure needed accommodations.