About CTP's

Comprehensive Transition Programs are degree, certificate, or non-degree programs  for students with intellectual disabilities that:

  • Are offered by a college or career school and approved by the U.S. Department of Education;

  • Are designed to support students with intellectual disabilities who want to continue academic, career, and independent living instruction to prepare for gainful employment;

  • Offer academic advising and a structured curriculum; and

  • Require students with intellectual disabilities to participate, for at least half of the program, in:

o    Regular enrollment in credit-bearing courses with nondisabled students,

o    Auditing or participating (with nondisabled students) in courses for which the student does not receive regular academic credit,

o    Enrollment in noncredit-bearing, non-degree courses with nondisabled students, or

o    Internships or work-based training with nondisabled individuals. (1)

If students with intellectual disabilities are attending a CTP, they are able to use federal financial aid to help pay the cost of attendance.

Source (1). ThinkCollege - Becoming a Comprehensive Transition Program