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ACE-IT in College

ACE-IT in College
Virginia Commonwealth University
ACE-IT in College
1310 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23284
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Program Contact Jaclyn Camden
Phone 804.828.2548
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VCU’s ACE-IT in College is an inclusive learning and training program for transition-age adults with intellectual disabilities. With individualized support, ACE-IT in College students participate in employment, college classes, and campus activities. These college experiences create opportunity and prepare students to pursue self-determined futures.

Program information submitted: March 3, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
School district or agency partner: Virginia Department of Education, Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Chesterfield County Public Schools; Powhatan County Public Schools; Richmond City Public Schools
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18 years and older
  • Lives within the Greater Richmond Area, Have completed high school with an Applied Studies, Special Diploma, Certificate of Program Completion, or Modified Standard Diploma. Students 18 and older who are still in high school receiving special education services can also apply.
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • ACE-IT serves students that have a documented intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, autism, or multiple disabilities as defined by the Virginia Department of Education’s Special Education Regulations 8VAC20-81-10
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $13000.00
Program fees: $4944.00
Additional costs:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available: ACE-IT in College actively fundraises to provide scholarships to students each year.
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: School of Education Certificate
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 100%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Work Study
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time