The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater LIFE (Learning is for Everyone) program will provide a complete college experience for young adults between the ages of 18-25 who have an intellectual disability. With ample supports, specialized instruction, on-campus residential living, and community integration, the program serves a critical need in our region and community. The program will have two components, which includes a Basic Program (2 years) and an Advanced Program (2 years) that are designed to facilitate independent living and employment success for persons with significant cognitive limitations. Brief highlights of the program are as follows.
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Students who complete this program will receive a certificate of completion, rather than a degree from the university.
Congratulations to the first graduating class of the UWW LIFE program, which is the first comprehensive, transition and post-secondary program in the University Wisconsin System designed for young adults who have an intellectual disability.
Prepare students for competitive employment, independent living, to live a healthy & balanced lifestyle, and expose students to a complete college experience.
Licensed special educators.
Completion of LIFE application, which includes high school transcript, results from a physical examination, documentation of intellectual disability, proof of health insurance, three letters of recommendation, and a recent photo.
Students receive a certificate of completion from the university (not a degree).
Both the Basic Program and Advanced Program are 2 years
Information on scheduling campus tours can be found at: https://www.uww.edu/admissions/tour
LIFE students are eligible for Federal Financial Aid as well as the use of IRIS benefits/self-directed funds.
If students have a legal driver’s license, they are allowed to have a car on campus. Campus permits are required to park and can be purchased through parking services. More information can be found here: https://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/parking-regulations/students.
The LIFE program is a residential program where students are required to live on-campus in a residence hall.