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A non-degree, residential certificate program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

CarolinaLIFE is an individualized, non-degree program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program provides support and instruction in the following areas:

  • academic instruction
  • career education and training
  • independent living
  • social and community engagement
  • personal development

The program philosophy is founded on inclusion and individualization, based on each student’s interests and support needs. Our application process is simple, but selective, and many of our students qualify for financial aid to help with tuition and other program costs. CarolinaLIFE students have access to opportunities offered to other University of South Carolina students such as participation in USC courses, on-campus housing, student organizations, sporting events, work-study, and commencement.

You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions about program eligibility and features on our website or contact our faculty and staff.

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