Summer College Program

Since 1969, students with disabilities have attended an on-campus summer program presented by the Evansville Association for the Blind.  This program is held at the University of Southern Indiana and enables the individual to experience firsthand the rigors of college life which includes living in dormitories and completing course work.


The University of Southern Indiana is located on the west side of Evansville, Indiana, which is approximately 300 miles due south of Chicago, Illinois.

The EAB staff is available to give special attention to individual needs. Campus orientation and mobility training are conducted by qualified staff personnel.

Students are encouraged to utilize the University of Southern Indiana’s campus services to learn personal interaction skills. Recreation opportunities are also offered to encourage relaxation and social interaction.

Students participating in the program will begin a discovery process to find the best match between their abilities and career opportunities to enable them to live as independently and productively as possible in the least restrictive environment.

Special instruction is also given to meet the needs of the individual’s disabilities that will enable you to utilize special equipment designed for your disability that will enhance your academic and social performance.


This six-week program begins the third Sunday of June and ends on the last Friday of July.

During the first week of the program, the student will have an opportunity to become oriented to the college environment.

In the last five weeks of the program, the student will attend the college classes selected from options offered by the University of Southern Indiana including a Study Skills course.


Examples of classes available in the past include:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Communications
  • History
  • Theater
  • Religion
  • Literature
  • Goals

Participants in the program can receive up to seven college credits transferable to the post-secondary institution of their choice. Students will also learn budgeting skills, time management, and daily living skills.


Be registered with a State Vocational Rehabilitation agency and have them request an information packet from EAB

Be relatively free from emotional problems, be able to handle your personal living needs, and be at least a junior in high school

Have the sponsoring agency submit the application to EAB by May 28th with copies of required background information including a high school transcript.

Be interviewed by EAB staff to assess your individual needs and determine if the program is appropriate for you.

Click here to download an application.

Our Annual Summer College Program will be here before you know it. The dates of the program this year will be June 20th to July 30th. This is a nationwide program open for students who have a documented disability and would like to see if college is appropriate for him or her. Participants in the program receive college credit transferable to the post-secondary institution of their choice. While living on the University of Southern Indiana campus, students learn creative and realistic ways of coping, such as study skills, budgeting skills, the balance between studies and social life, time management, career opportunities in multiple fields, and daily living skills.

This is a program that is typically sponsored by the student’s Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. The student has to have completed his or her junior year of high school and be able to take care of their daily living skills.

Please call Karla at 812-422-1181 for more information.