Post-Secondary Education

UNC Greensboro– Integrative Community Studies Program

Greensboro (Guilford)

Services/Programs Description

Integrative Community Studies (ICS), also known as Beyond Academics, is a program for students with intellectual disabilities who are interested in furthering their education. Integrative Community Studies is a four-year certificate program – awarded by UNCG’s Office of the Provost – that emphasizes self-determination, life planning, and career development. Enrolled students develop a personalized college support plan to optimize their curricular and co-curricular experiences while enrolled in the program of study.


Have a documented diagnosis of an intellectual disability. Refer to the American Association on IDD for a definition of intellectual disability.

Be their own legal guardian.

Be at least 18 years old before August 1st of the Fall semester for which they are applying.

Have concluded secondary education with a diploma, certificate of completion, or equivalent before Fall enrollment.

Not meet admissions requirements for Undergraduate Admissions.

Have basic safety skills in unsupervised settings during non-service hours."


Students play regular UNC-G tuition, plus a program fee. Financial Aid may be available.

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