UNC GOAL is a comprehensive transition program. Students enrolled at UNC through GOAL are eligible to receive federal financial aid.
Comprehensive Transition Program
Comprehensive Transition Programs ( CTP) were initially described and defined by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. Comprehensive Transition Programs are degree, certificate, or non-degree programs for students with intellectual disabilities that:
- Are offered by a college or career school and approved by the U.S. Department of Education;
- Are designed to support students with intellectual disabilities who want to continue
academic, career, and independent living instruction to prepare for gainful employment;
Offers academic advising and a structured curriculum; and
- Requires students with intellectual disabilities to participate, for at least half
of the program, in:Regular enrollment in credit-bearing courses with nondisabled students,
Auditing or participating (with nondisabled students) in courses for which the student does not receive regular academic credit,
- Enrollment in noncredit-bearing, non-degree courses with nondisabled students, or
Internships or work-based training with nondisabled individuals.
Information above obtained from Think College! website (May 2017)