This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Program of Study

UI REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) is a comprehensive transition certificate program for college students with intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities. UI REACH offers an integrated college experience in a caring and structured environment. UI REACH is a four-year program with early graduation options.

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The UI REACH experience integrates academic skill building, career development, campus involvement, social development, and transition planning to create a dynamic and inclusive collegiate experience. A few of the program offerings include:

  • an integrated, Big Ten University experience with on-campus residence hall living;
  • person-centered goal planning to customize each student's college experience according to their interests and abilities;
  • specialized and individualized support in the core areas of academics, career and transition, social growth, and student life;
  • specialized core curriculum and electives delivered by College of Education instructors;
  • inclusive academic learning opportunities including classes for credit or audit;
  • employment preparation and career development;
  • integrated community-based internships and employment opportunities with local businesses;
  • access to over 600 student organizations and numerous inclusive campus activities;
  • on-call emergency 24–hour support;
  • scholarships and other financial aid options;
  • a four-year certificate with second- and third-year certificate options;
  • opportunities to earn career-specific enhanced credentials and certifications; and
  • events around the country for current students, alumni, and families.

For more information, visit UI REACH on the College of Education website.