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IDEAL - Igniting the Dream of Education and Access at Lipscomb

IDEAL - Igniting the Dream of Education and Access at Lipscomb
Lipscomb University
IDEAL - Igniting the Dream of Education and Access at Lipscomb
1 University Park Drive
Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN 37204
Program Contact Andrea Pewitt
Email adpewitt@lipscomb.edu
Phone 615-966-1000
Website http://www.lipscomb.edu/ideal

IDEAL is a life-changing program created by Lipscomb University’s College of Education in 2014. Our program offers a rich and meaningful college experience for young adults (ages 18-26) with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have completed high school. After completion of the two-year program, students will graduate with a Certificate of Career Exploration.

We equip our students with the skills and self-confidence they need to achieve higher levels of independence and to obtain better employment opportunities.

 

General
Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 20
Description of our summer transition program:

IDEAL Summer Academy is a week-long residential experience for students with intellectual disabilities who are rising seniors in high school to age 24, who are interested in learning about college and exploring whether post-secondary education is right for them. For info, email ideal@lipscomb.edu. 

Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: January 15
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
  • Down Syndrome, TBI, Cerebral Palsy
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 31%
Retention rate: 88%
Cost
Tuition amount: $15,900.00
Room and board: $13,000.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $2,500.00
Varies per student but could include books, meal plan, student fee
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
  • State Student Assistance funds
Scholarships available:

IDEAL maintains a needs-based scholarship fund. Scholarships are based on current availability.

Academic
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:

Students enroll in 6 hours per semester of IDEAL classes that focus on employment, technology, communication, and social skills but are individualized based on each student's goals.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Career Exploration Studies
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 86%
Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Greek Life, Intramurals, Other interest-based clubs, Athletic events, Special events on campus

Last updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 16:46