Academic Program: The most common way to attend InclusiveU. Participate in campus life, internships, social activities and earn a college certificate with an individualized curriculum according to your interests. Payment options follow criteria based on your situation, click here to see options.

  • Transition-specific planning focused on self-determination, using Person-Centered Planning Process and typical College Advisors
  • Extended learning opportunities with an individualized curriculum including weekly seminars on topics such as employability skills, team building, safety, technology and health and wellness
  • Integrated employment preparation option in final year and certificate upon Transition Program completion attesting to campus-based learned and career development experience
  • Social, recreational, and personal skills support through Peer2Peer, a program that matches matriculated SU students with non-matriculated InclusiveU students
  • Self-determination and self-management skill development
  • Transition support for individuals and their families. InclusiveU Advisors work with an individual’s community support providers (MSC, Broker, FI, Community Habilitation, etc.) to maximize transition success.
  • Inclusive Coursework of 1-3 classes per semester. When students have completed at least five courses in a particular area of study, they will receive a Certificate in their program through University College and participate in SU graduation ceremonies.
  • Peer Mentors: Through a partnership with The Kelberman Center, we are able to coordinate mentoring and assistance during class and throughout campus provided by traditionally-enrolled Syracuse University students.

Download full Program Details here. 

Internship and Employment Program: In your final year of InclusiveU, participate in the job-readiness program and learn valuable employment skills. If you would like to be considered for this one-year program and you are not a current InclusiveU student, please contact Coordinator Brianna Shults at, as we are accepting applications for the Internship & Employment program on a case-by-case basis.

Onondaga Community Living (OCL) Access Program: If you live in Syracuse and are working with Onondaga Community Living (OCL) on housing, employment, Medicaid, etc., you can be a part of the Access Program, where students attend InclusiveU through University College and receive advising and other supports from the Access coordinator on campus.  If you are with another agency and would like to attend InclusiveU, please follow the guidelines for our Transition Program (above).

Out of State or Privately Funded: If you live in another state or are privately funded, InclusiveU can connect you with local Syracuse agencies to help with housing, independent living, transportation, and more.

Parent or Guardian Works at Syracuse University: If your parent or guardian is a full time employee at SU, you are eligible for the same dependent tuition benefits as matriculated SU students.

Options for High School Students

OnCampus: If you live in the Syracuse City School District and are between the ages of 18-21, you can be a part of the OnCampus program, where students enter Syracuse University through the school district. SCSD provides administrative fees, teaching assistants, accommodations and any disability-related equipment, transportation to and from campus, and a teacher who ensures students are getting what they need from the program. There are no costs to the student for this program.

Area Districts: We are currently working with other districts around Syracuse to bring the InclusiveU opportunity to their students. Please contact us if you would like to suggest a collaboration with your district.