Academic Information

Each student enrolled at UNC through GOAL is required to take a variety of courses. Students are held to high standards and are challenged inside and outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged to attend, actively participate, and gain meaningful learning from their coursework. GOAL students are held to the same academic integrity standards all UNC students as stated in the Student Code of Conduct. 

Have specific questions about our inclusive academics? Contact our Director of Academic Inclusion, Madelyn Smith!

Inclusive Traditional UNC Courses

Students enrolled in GOAL will be responsible for attending 2 traditional courses (up to a maximum of 7 credit hours) per semester. Each student is exposed to the curriculum and is responsible for learning a modified portion of the curriculum and completing modified assignments and/or assessments based on the student's academic level.

  • Courses are chosen based on the student's person centered plan.
  • Courses are available on the student transcript and are listed as having a "modified grade"

GOAL Courses

Students enrolled in GOAL will also be responsible for attending 1 GOAL Course per semester (4 credit hours). GOAL courses are differentiated to meet individual needs of each student and are meant to provide specialized instruction, tools, and supports for success at the University of Northern Colorado and post-college life. Click here to visit our catalog page.

4 Year Plan

Below, is an example of a 4-Year plan for a GOAL student. Students are required to enroll in University 101 for the first semester of their freshman year. Students utilize the first semester of their freshmen year to adjust to the academic demands of college. Following the first semester, students are encouraged to enroll in more courses as they develop their academic skills and increase independence on campus. 

Year

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Fall Semester

  • GOAL 101 (4 Credits)
  • University 101 (3 Credits)
  • Additional Course (1 Credit)
  • Goal 201(4 Credits)
  • Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • Optional Additional Course (1 Credit)
  • Goal 301(4 Credits)
  • *Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • *Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • Optional Additional Course (1 Credit)
  • Goal 401 (4 Credits)
  • *Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • *Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • Optional Additional Course (1 Credit)

Spring Semester

  • Goal 102 (4 Credits)
  • Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • Optional Additional Course (1 Credit)
  • Goal 202 (4 Credits)
  • Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • Optional Additional Course (1 Credit)
  • Goal 302 (4 Credits)
  • *Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • *Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • Optional Additional Course (1 Credit)
  • Goal 402 (4 Credits)
  • *Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • *Additional Course (1-3 Credits)
  • Optional Additional Course (1 Credit)

*Courses are required to be related to the student's "Area of Concentration"

Academic Supports