Thinking about college for the 2022/23 school year? Students with intellectual disabilities apply through the college's inclusive service office.
Arapahoe Community College - Elevate
- Application will open in January 2022 and close in mid-February 2022. ACC application page
- Elevate information sessions will take place on Jan 5th at 11am and Jan 11th at 5:30pm via Zoom. RSVP to Jennifer.Woegens@arapahoe.edu
University of Colorado Colorado Springs - Office of Inclusive Service (OIS)
- Application now open. Due Jan 14, 2022. UCCS OIS application page
- Inclusive Services online information sessions will be held on 11/29, 12/8, and 12/14 from 6-7pm via Zoom. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Northern Colorado - GOAL
- Application now open, due March 1, 2022. UNC GOAL application page
- Schedule an info meeting with GOAL
In addition to learning about inclusive services for students with intellectual disabilities, it can be helpful for students to visit campus or take a virtual tour to learn more about the college campus. We encourage students to take the general campus tour. If you'd like to meet with staff of the inclusive service offices while on campus, you can email them to ask to set up a time to meet.
- ACC campus tours
- UCCS campus tours
- UNC campus tours
- Inclusive service office direct contacts (PDF download)
As a reminder, all inclusive services are offered by the institute of higher education; IN! is hear to raise awareness of those options in Colorado, but does not provide direct services to students.
Paying for College
How to pay for college is a question that many families have. Resources available to students with intellectual disabilities include traditional resources like financial aid (grants, work study) and scholarships, as well as some disability specific resources. For more information, visit our Financial Resources page.
Using Disability Resources in College
College students with intellectual disabilities (ID) can use many of the same resources as anyone else with ID. This may include Benefits Counseling, Medicaid Waivers, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and more. Recorded webinars on each of these topics, and how they relate to college, can be found on our website. Colleges may request that students have applied for services from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and their Community Centered Board. For more info, view past recorded webinars.
Options Outside of Colorado
Think College, the national coordinating center for inclusive higher education, has lots of resources to help students with intellectual disabilities look for colleges across the country.
- Conducting a College Search worksheet
- Directory of college programs for students with intellectual disabilities
Didn't find the answer to your question? Contact IN!'s Outreach Coordinator, Shelby, at email@example.com. She can either answer your question or find someone who can.