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Where the Learning Continues (WTLC)

graduationWTLC provides a collegiate educational experience for high functioning young adults with intellectual disabilities. 

About the class

Students attend class Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the WT campus during the fall and spring semesters. After completing 8 semesters students participate in the WTAMU commencement ceremonies and earn a certificate of completion. The WTLC program is not eligible for academic credit.

WTLC uses the Unique Learning System and News2You curriculum which  reinforces subjects learned in high school, like math and vocabulary.  Students also participate in:

Tuition is $1500 per semester.  Neither financial aid nor scholarships are available because the students are not matriculated WTAMU students and do not earn university credit. 

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Transportation is available to and from Amarillo.  Students meet the bus at a central Amarillo location in the morning and are taken either home or to work after school.  Unfortunately, housing is not available on campus.

To apply for WTLC

An applicant must:

  • Be between the ages of 18-23
  • Have completed a 4-year high school program
  • Have minimal medical and no behavioral issues
  • Have a minimum level of independence

Prospective students and parents are encouraged to visit the program prior to applying so they can determine whether the program is right for the student.  It also gives the instructor an opportunity to observe the student's level of independence and his or her ability to work within a group setting. To schedule a visit, call (806) 651-2037.

WTLC studentsApplications for the fall semester are due May 1; applications for the spring are due November 1.  A selection committee composed of the WTLC instructor, two current or former student parents, a representative of Education on Demand and a WT representative interview the applicant and parent(s)/guardian separately and together.  The committee assesses communication skills, level of interest and independence.

Download the WTLC Application.

Download a printable information sheet.

For more information, call Extended Studies at (806) 651-2037.

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