The College WISE program is a one (1) week summer program for youth with disabilities, ages 16-22, interested in pursuing a post-secondary education. An overview of the expectations and demands of community college and a four-year university are explored. Participants engage in activities to promote academic success, which connect to future employment outcomes, including:
- Study and Time Management Skills
- Connecting with Resources for Academic Success
- Disability Services, Disclosure and Self-Advocacy
- Student Engagement and Independent Living Skills
During the day, participants engage in a variety of activities aimed at demonstrating skills necessary to be successful in higher education settings. To assist youth to gain a feel for a college campus, participants interact with faculty, staff and students at the University of North Texas. Academic and social aspects of college life, and the connection between educational goals and vocational outcomes, are emphasized.
As student engagement is a factor in college success, the evenings are devoted to developing independent living skills for university community life. While overnight accommodations in campus housing are provided, youth are not required to stay overnight to participate in the evening activities. Participants utilize on-campus and public transportation, with assistance, to develop their independent living skills.
Dates: July 23 - July 28
Location: University of North Texas Denton campus
Complete and submit the College Wise 2017 Application to UNTWISE. If you/your child will be sponsored by VRS, please contact your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor regarding payment options. If you/your child are not sponsored by VRS, please select the preferred session below to make payment for the program.
Fees must be paid in full for registration to be complete. No refunds after May 12, 2017.