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Indiana Wesleyan University
4901 S. Washington St
Marion, IN 46953
Program Contact Lisa Graham
Program Contact Email
Phone 765-677-4456
Website Program website

The IMPACT program is designed for transition-aged students (18 to 22 yrs olds) graduating high school with a certificate of completion. Students eligibility may include: autism, intellectual disabilities, or other disabilities requiring them the need for more supports. This postsecondary college experience will help students develop self-advocacy, engage in career exploration, and develop a social network that leads to employment in a career field of their choice.

Program information submitted: February 24, 2021

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: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 12
School district or agency partner: Grant County Special Education Cooperative
Contact person: Lisa Graham
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: April of the year a student is leaving high school
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-22
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • any disability that the student is earning a certificate of completion rather than diploma
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 90.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $0.00
Program fees: $200.00
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:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

The local adult service agency has a scholarship that is awarded each year for student with an IEP who are graduating and pursuing a college experience.

Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

Each student is given the opportunity to select one course per sem. in the area of interest to them.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

The Teacher of Record for this program works on each student's IEP goals, assists with accommodations needed, and progress monitors them. They also schedule the Annual Case Review meetings and any other transition related supports.

Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 60%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 60%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No