131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
The ICEI program at Bridgewater State University is a fully-inclusive postsecondary program for young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Students in the BSU ICEI program share the same experiences as their college-aged peers in the areas of academics, socialization, career development, and independent living. With supports in place, our ICEI students enroll in courses, take part in campus internships, and socialize with peers, the ICEI program also has a residence life component and it going into it's third year. This effort at Bridgewater State University has been tremendously successful; students have become more independent and actively engaged in creating and living their lives. Our program honors their dignity and worth, and fosters self-determination.
|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:||Are still enrolled in high school|
|Number of students:||30|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||Varies from student to student|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||86%|
|Cost of the program:||
The fee for the 2018-2019 academic year is $7,000.
|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:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
BSU ICEI students attend monthly career workshops which focus on developing employment skills. Workshop topics include: resume building, emailing skills, dressing for success, and interviewing skills. Students openly discuss employment scenarios while exploring strategies and solutions; these collaborative opportunities enable our ICEI students to independently develop their own career goals.
|Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program:||None of the time|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||38%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||47%|
|We offer the following specialized credentials:||
Students leave the BSU ICEI program with a career portfolio which includes their resumes, cover letters, professional contact sheets, and letters of reference.
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|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:||
BSU ICEI students enjoy everything Bridgewater has to offer by getting involved in campus clubs, activities, events, and organizations. By attending BSU clubs and events, ICEI students make new friends, foster their social and communication skills, and become more independent. Our ICEI students truly become part of the BSU college community.