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Integrated Professional Studies
Widener University
Integrated Professional Studies
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
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Program Contact Julie Heydeman
Program Contact Email jheydeman@widener.edu
Phone 610-499-1102
Website Program website

Widener University's Integrated Professional Studies Program aims to provide students with intellectual differences an authentic college experience on Widener's campus. Students enroll in academic courses, participate in clubs on campus, and gain career experience through internships. Students enroll in two to three 100-level courses with their non-disabled peers each semester. Some of these courses have a service learning component which provides the class the opportunity to engage with the local community. Students are also enrolled in a Freshman Seminar course where the career development component of the program begins with resume building and presentations by Widener's Career Design and Development Office. Students have access to all the resources on campus and are additionally matched with undergraduate peer mentors to support them socially and academically.

Program information submitted: February 15, 2022

General
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: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 4
Description of our summer transition program:
Requirements
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
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $15000.00
Additional costs: $200.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE GENERAL FEE PART TIME
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)
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Academic
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 75-99%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Graduation