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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
Email aceit@vcu.edu
Phone 804.828.2548
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

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 24, 2022

General
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
Number of students: 6
Affiliates
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
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: January 31
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18+
  • Intellectual Disability, non-standard diploma
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 43.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $7000.00
Program fees: $14800.00
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
  • Grant Funding
Scholarships available: ACE-IT in College Scholarship fund
Academic
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities)
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access: ACE-IT students have taken over 150 unique VCU college courses and all students take inclusive courses offered by the university.
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? Yes
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Students take STEM-related courses? Yes
Information on special classes: Students do take a Bridge-in credit in the summer before their first semester. Although this is a VCU school of Education elective credit, it is only taken by ACE-IT students. ACE-IT students also take a similar VCU school of education elective credit course in their last semester for their internship and work preparedness class.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 100%
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: School of Edcuation Certificate
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students? any professional credentials offered at VCU
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? Yes
Students participate in these campus-wide events
  • IHE Student orientation
  • IHE Graduation
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 100%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 100%
Additional information about career development and work experience all ACE-IT students participate in competitive, inclusive, paid work across the university for 3 semesters and then work in the local area in their career area of choice for an internship that is either paid or unpaid based on industry standards.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Fraternities/sororities