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Beyond Academics at UNC Greensboro

Beyond Academics at UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro
Beyond Academics at UNC Greensboro
1111 Spring Garden Street
3607 MHRA Building
Greensboro, NC 27412
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Program Contact Eric Marshburn
Phone 336.334.3905

UNC Greensboro supports students with intellectual and developmental disabilities enrolled through Beyond Academics, which coordinates a four-year certificate program of study that emphasizes self-determination, life planning, and career development. Monarch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner of the university that provides support services for enrolled students.

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: 56
Deadline to apply to this program: November 1st
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • Student must be their own legal guardian
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental disabilities
Program length: 4 years
Cost of the program: Students are assessed tuition and fees through the university Cashiers and Student Accounts Office. Additional support fees are assessed by Monarch College Support Services.
Additional costs:

Students are assessed tuition and fees through the university Cashiers and Student Accounts Office.

Additional support fees are assessed by Monarch College Support Services Monarch provides individually designed services through plans that support students with pursuing meaningful lives. Staff are available on the university campus and provide one-on-one, paired, and/or small group-based supports.

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)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

Students meet with an academic advisor from the Integrative Community Studies program of study to select courses each semester. This includes choosing ICS courses and/or courses offered through other academic departments at UNC Greensboro.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Integrative Community Studies
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
We offer the following specialized credentials:

The Integrative Community Studies Certificate at UNCG incorporates a number of employment strategies and supports into its curriculum to assist students with career exploration, including customized employment, supported employment, internships, and approaches recommended by UNCG’s office of Career Services.

Integrative Community Studies provides students with flexibility in the courses that they choose to meet the certificate requirements, while at the same time requiring foundational courses. All coursework in this program of study informs student career exploration.

Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
  • Inclusive off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

All social/extracurricular activities and organizations are accessible to students, including Leadership & Service, Recreation & Wellness, Campus Activities & Programs, Residence Hall Association, Greek Life, Alumni Association, and Spiritual, Cultural, and Governance programs. 

Last updated: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 16:01