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Country Roads Program

Country Roads Program
West Virginia University
Country Roads Program
959 Hartman Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
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Program Contact Melina Danko
Phone 304-293-4216
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The goal of the program is to prepare students with disabilities for independence by providing academic courses, social engagement and real-world work experiences. Students will live in a shared residential housing arrangement, participate in social activities across campus and receive career education and training.

Program information submitted: February 25, 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
Number of students: 5
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: April 1, 2021
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
  • The student is not under guardianship
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 45.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: First year of enrollment for program was Fall 2020
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $0.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $0.00
Annual room and board: $0.00
Annual program fees: $350.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
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
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: Students take core program courses throughout the 2 or 4-year path. In the spring of the 1st year and in the 2nd year, they start to audit courses and then enroll in courses for credit as they transition through the program.
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
Information on special classes: Core courses are daily from Monday-Friday from 9-12. These focus on orientation, workplace certifications, daily living instruction, and other courses focused on the transition to compliment existing courses within the university.
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Students obtain various certifications during the program (e.g., First Aid/CPR, food preparation, safety, technology security)
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Additional information about career development and work experience The program is in its first year. No students were involved in these areas in 2019-20. However, all students in the program engage in on campus career development, off-campus experiences, and then transition to different forms related to their academic interests.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes