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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: 22%
Retention rate: 89%
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, independent living, communication, and social skills but are individualized based on each student's goals.

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: 72%
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%
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: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 16:39