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Office of Inclusive Postsecondary Education (OIPE)

Welcome to the home of the award-winning Succeed, Succeed+, and Link programs


The Office of Inclusive Post Secondary Education (OIPE) believes in empowerment through education and active collaboration with diverse campus and community partners. Together, we work to create a campus where neurodiverse adults can foster self-determination skills, live independently, learn in a supportive and inclusive environment, find secure and meaningful employment, and be immersed in a rich social climate.

We offer three higher education programs:

  • Succeed
  • Succeed+
  • Link (Degree or Certificate)

The Succeed Program is the recipient of multiple funding grants and was honored with the Missouri Governor's Council on Disability 22nd Inclusion Award and Focus St. Louis "What's Right with the Region" Award in 2022. The following year, it received the prestigious UMSL Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Collaborative Research and Creativity. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a model 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.

Please visit UMSL Student Financial Services website to learn how to fill out the FASFA. 



Missouri Governor Mike Parson declared May 1, 2024 as "Postsecondary Education for All" Day thanks to the initiative of OIPE Senior Program/Project Support Coordinator Dr. Wen Zeng. Our mission is empowerment through education for the neurodiverse population. Learn more about our college programs: Succeed, Succeed+, and Link (degree or certificate). Call (314) 516-5911 or email OIPE@umsl.edu.