A three-part image: At left, a group shot of students with disabilities, gathered around a fountain on the UVM campus. Next, a pair of young women in hairnets pose for a cheeky photo while prepping food in a commercial kitchen. Finally, a young woman in her twenties, with Down Syndrome, pauses while stocking cans in a cooler to smile at the camera. Think College VT.

An innovative program for students with disabilities seeking a college experience and career path.

Think College Vermont includes academic enrichment, socialization, independent living skills, and work experience.

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Participants take 9-18 credits of courses at the University of Vermont, to earn a Certificate of Professional Studies.

Think College VT incorporates student-centered planning, academic advising, and peer mentors for an inclusive, supportive college experience for students with disabilities. Students attend UVM with peer mentors, personalized learning opportunities, and a robust social and emotional network.


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In October 2010, the UVM Center on Disability and Community Inclusion was one of 27 programs nationwide awarded a 5-year Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. 

Think College VT was supported by federal funds from 2010-2015. Now the program is sustained through student tuition and by generous donations from families, organizations and visitors like you.


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Apply to become a peer mentor!

Think College Vermont is looking for UVM undergraduate students to serve as peer mentors for the 2023-2024 school year. Download this application (.docx), fill it out, and return it to Bryan Dague via email: bryan.dague@uvm.edu.

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