Summer Transition Program
The Center for Students with Disabilities in collaboration with Project ASSIST offers a four-week high school to UW-Whitewater transition program for incoming freshman with disabilities. The intent of the program is to help students make a smooth transition from high school to university life. Students are enrolled in two, three-credit course.
Summer Transition Program coursework includes:
Develop Ed. 50: Academic Study Skills (3 credits): This course emphasizes such things as note-taking skills, test taking strategies, verbal and written language skills and the process of writing a university level research paper. Additionally, the students analyze their academic learning profile to develop targeted strategies for academic success. Students write a comprehensive paper on their strengths and weaknesses, learning style and effective strategies for studying.
Special Ed. 494: Transitioning to College (3 credits): This course is designed to help facilitate a positive transition for college freshman with disabilities through the development of communication skills, critical thinking and learning strategies and skills through engagement in projects and presentations and the utilization of assistive technologies. Students will review policies and procedures related to the university setting, coursework and receiving disability services; develop self-awareness as learners with disabilities. The course integrates the use of adaptive technologies into strategic routines for reading, writing, and studying; learning about the use of support systems and campus resources; studying at a university level; improving executive functions: planning, and setting priorities, organizing and following through on commitments; developing a mindset toward college work that is confident and realistic and adopting specific strategies for becoming a more successful college student.
One-to-one support from professional staff: Students have opportunities to get support and assistance from professional staff and graduate students to assist them with the learning process.
Connect with campus and community resources: Students utilize various resources while living on campus. They have the opportunity to become involved in co-curricular activities and become familiar with other campus and community departments and services.
Cost of Attending the Summer Transition Program:
|Tuition for courses (6 credits)||$ 1,881.97||$ 3,775.21|
|Housing (4 weeks)||600.00||600.00|
|Meal plan (14 meals per week)||280.00||280.00|
|Project ASSIST fee||300.00||300.00|
|Totals:||$ 3,061.97||$ 4,955.21|
* Fees are subject to change based on tuition costs.
Financial Aid is available based on students financial needs. Project ASSIST has a limited amount of scholarships available based on financial need. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please contact our office for further information.