The College Experience is a two-year residential, non-credit certificate program hosted by The College of Saint Rose in partnership with Living Resources. Through The College Experience, students with intellectual disabilities can practice living independently, make friends, intern at area businesses and become part of a diverse campus community.

The program launched in 2005, and remains just one of a handful of academic programs in the nation that serve the developmentally disabled population post High School graduation.

The objective of the program is to give students with intellectual disabilities opportunities similar to their siblings and high-school peers. These students have the chance to attend college in order to transition to independent adult life, but with accommodated instruction that addresses students’ needs for practical living and working skills.