SUCCEED is a post-secondary program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 18 through 25 years. Program participants can earn a Chancellor’s Certificate by completing the two-year residential or commuter program.


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Commuter Option Available 

This exciting option allows students to attend the Succeed Program without living on campus.

90% of UMSL students commute to campus and have access to a vast commuter support system the campus provides.  Students enrolled in the Succeed commuter program will be able to use that support and the UMSL Succeed Program to grow independently, academically, vocationally, and socially. 


To provide an opportunity for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop the skills necessary to become participating members of their community through inclusion in university life and, in so doing, to enrich the diversity of the university.


The purpose of SUCCEED is to encourage and develop pathways toward student independence. We achieve these goals through four pillars: 

  • Live
  • Learn
  • Work
  • Play

Program Values

Our values spell AIM, because we believe that all students should aim for their highest capabilities in academics, vocational experiences, and residential/student life. This requires students to take accountability as they establish independence and maturity.


Succeed is a Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Program (CTP).

The UMSL Succeed Program received approval from the United States Department of Education as a Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Program (CTP).  As a CTP program, students who qualify may receive federal financial aid in the form of the Federal Pell Grant, and the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.  Succeed Students must fill out the FASFA in order to determine eligibility 



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