Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program Application

Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program Application Packet

Instructions

Application Form


Establish Support from Leadership

Your application to become an approved FPCTP must be submitted by your institutional leader (president or other), so begin the process with buy-in from the “top.” Partnerships and cross-institutional collaboration are key to successful program development.

Design Inclusive Program

Key elements of approved FPCTPs include experiential inclusive opportunities, access to courses, and a meaningful culminating credential.

Apply for FPCTP

The Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program Act (the Act) (FS 1004.6495) established the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities at the University of Central Florida (the Center) and charged the Center with managing the Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program (FPCTP) application and approval process. The Act also established criteria for FPCTP approval, scholarship awards for eligible students to attend approved programs, and accountability requirements associated with program renewal and scholarship awards.

Section 6 of the Act specifies:

  1. To offer an FPCTP, the president or executive director of an eligible institution, as applicable, must submit to the center, by a date established by the center, the following:
    1. An application for approval of a comprehensive transition program proposed by the eligible institution, which must be approved by the institution's governing board and must address the requirements of the federal comprehensive transition and postsecondary program under 20 U.S.C. s. 1140 and the requirements of this section.
    2. Documented evidence that the institution currently offers a federally approved comprehensive transition and postsecondary program that is eligible for federal student aid programs, documented evidence of the submission of an application for such federal approval of a program proposed by the institution, or documentation demonstrating the commitment of the institution's governing board to submit an application within the subsequent academic year for federal approval of a program pursuant to 20 U.S.C. s. 1140.
  2. An eligible institution may submit an application to the center for approval pursuant to the requirements of this section for implementation of the FPCTP no later than the academic year immediately following the academic year during which the approval is granted. An eligible institution must submit a renewal application to the center no later than 3 years following the year during which the approval is initially granted.
  3. By August 1 of each year, an eligible institution that has an FPCTP shall submit an annual report to the center which, at a minimum, for the prior academic year, addresses thefollowing performance indicators:
    1. Efforts to recruit students in the FPCTP and the number of students enrolled in the program.
    2. Efforts to retain students in the FPCTP and the retention rate of students in the program.
    3. The completion rate of students enrolled in the FPCTP and related courses, as applicable.
    4. Transition success of students who complete the FPCTP, as measured by employment rates and salary levels at 1 year and 5 years after completion.
    5. Other performance indicators identified by the center pursuant to subsection (8).
  4. An eligible institution shall notify students with intellectual disabilities and their parents of the student eligibility requirements specified in subsection (4) and the scholarship requirements and eligibility requirements specified in subsection (7).