Individualized Support for CSU Students
OPS gave me the support and confidence I needed to succeed in school and life.
Our program offers comprehensive, customized support to students with disabilities and learning differences. We are a perfect fit for CSU students who want to:
- Become more organized
- Increase academic effectiveness
- Set and achieve goals
- Manage stress
- Ease adjustment to life as a student
- Improve life balance
- Understand and cope with sensory processing needs
- Become part of a caring community
- Determine academic and life direction
- Strengthen communication and social skills
- Become a stronger self-advocate
- Connect with other needed resources on campus
Apply for the OPS Program here! Please contact the OPS Program Director, Julia Kothe, with any questions about the OPS Program.
Opportunities for Postsecondary Success Frequently Asked Questions
What services will I receive in the OPS Program?
You will receive:
- An initial, individualized assessment for identification of specific challenges and needs, strengths, interests, and goals.
- Support from a trained student mentor. Guided by an OPS Coordinator and based on the student’s individual plan, mentors help students become self-advocates and provide a variety of supports including:
- Critical skills training such as time management, effective communication, problem-solving, decision making, stress management, study, test taking, and goal setting
- Connection to campus resources
- Assistance in identifying and implementing compensatory strategies and/or accommodations tailored to increase your academic, campus life, and future career success
- Experiential social/interpersonal skills training as needed
- Facilitation of effective transition beyond OPS.
How much does the OPS Program cost?
The OPS program is $3,000 per semester. Some students may financially qualify for support from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
I'm interested in connecting with other services on campus. What other programs do you partner with?
The OPS program builds upon a solid foundation of services at the CCP and operates in partnership with CSU’s Department of Occupational Therapy, Assistive Technology Resource Center, Division of Student Affairs, and the Student Disability Center. Community partners include the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Front Range Community College, and the Poudre School District.
How do I apply for admission to Colorado State University?
Please connect with the Admissions Office with your questions about applying to CSU.
How do I request academic accommodations at Colorado State University?
Please connect with the Student Disability Center to learn more about accommodations you can receive while studying at CSU.