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Bethesda College of Applied Learning

Bethesda College of Applied Learning
Concordia University Wisconsin
Bethesda College of Applied Learning
12800 Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, WI 53097
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Program Contact Kristine Leonard
Phone 920-262-6529

Bethesda College is a two year certificate program in the inclusive university environment of Concordia University Wisconsin. The program is designed to meet the higher education needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including experiencing the whole range of college learning and life. The goal of the program is to prepare students for independent adult living and employment in the community. The program follows students after the two years into the community with transitional supports.

Public or private: Private
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: 13
Description of our summer transition program: A one week Bethesda College 101 program allows students to experience what college life is like and if it would be for them.
School district or agency partner: Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Contact person: Kristine Leonard
Deadline to apply to this program: July 1
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disabilities
Program length: 2 years
Tuition amount: $29,180.00
Room and board: $10,850.00
Program specific fees: $1,060.00
Additional costs: $0.00
There is a possibility of books if needed for a specific class.
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

Bethesda offers a yearly scholarship to 1st and 2nd year students. The amount varies per year based on the number of students who apply for the scholarships.

Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

The courses are Academics 1 and 2, Independent living skills 1 and 2, Career Preparation 1 and 2, and Living Well along with guided independent studies on individual specific choice topics.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% and half the of the time
Last updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 14:30