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University of Georgia

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River’s Crossing
850 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30602

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Destination Dawgs serves students with intellectual disabilities between the ages of 18 -25 who have a personal desire (and support from family) to gain skills for self-determination, independent living, and career development at the University of Georgia. Completion of the program will result in a UGA Certificate in College and Career Readiness from the UGA Center on Continuing Education bearing +/- 100 continuing education units. Student competency and accomplishments will be recorded in an electronic portfolio. The Destination Dawgs team will utilize the Students Transitioning to Adult Roles (STAR) Person-Centered Planning (PCP) model to facilitate goal setting and to track progress across five domains: Career Development and Employment, Academic Enrichment, Campus & Community Engagement, Building Independence, and Self-Determination.

Program Features

  • 2 year (4 semester) program
  • Free info sessions
  • All classes and work opportunities are 100% inclusive
  • Some support available for Greek Life participation
  • Students graduate with a UGA Certificate in College and Career Readiness

Program Details

Total Enrollment: 5-10

Duration: 2 Years

IPSE Grant Eligible: Yes

On-Campus Housing: No

Peer Mentors Available: Yes

Pell Grant Eligible: Yes

Guardianship Admission Policy: N/A

Requires Meal Plan? Optional Only

In-Person Pre-Admissions Intensive Programs? Yes

Campus Style: Rural Campus

Full-Time Semester Credit Hour Requirement: 10+

Average Yearly Program Cost

Approximately $19,180.00 (as of the 2024-2025 academic year)
Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Academic Tuition: $9,790.00 (in-state) or $28,830.00 (out-of-state) for 6 or more course credit hours per year
UGA Student Fees: $1,390.00 (required for access to auxiliary student services) per year
Program Fee: $8000.00 (administrative expenses) per year

For more information on program cost click here.

Tuition and fees for course attendance are the same as those for students registered for credit and are based on a 9-month academic year (spring/fall) for an average undergraduate student.

*Please note: Tuition and other rates are subject to change, please contact each program directly for the most current information.

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