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Integrated Studies

Integrated Studies
Gwynedd Mercy University
Integrated Studies
1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
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Program Contact Ariana Amaya
Phone 215-646-7300 Ext. 21408

Integrated Studies is accepting 1-2 students to participate in a pilot of their new program in Fall 2019, and will also be accepting students for Spring 2020 semester. Gwynedd Mercy University is a small (2,000 undergraduates), private, Roman Catholic (Sisters of Mercy) university in suburban, southeastern PA (35 minutes from Philadelphia). Integrated Studies is a fully inclusive, 2-year or 4-year program, providing students the opportunity to audit or take for credit 3-4 university classes per semester, complete individualized-community or campus based internships (unique opportunities each semester), and participate in various social and campus organizations and activities. Students will participate in co-curricular activities to gain independent living skills, healthy living skills and communication/vocational skills through workshops that are co-sponsored by Integrated Studies staff and staff from the following departments for example: Office of Residential Life, Campus Organizations and Student Leadership, New Student Orientation, Office of Career Development etc. Students will have peer mentors, academic coaches and job coaches as needed to provide supports. Students have the option to live in residence halls in an inclusive housing option with RAs who have received additional training regarding strategies to promote safety and success.

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
This program will be serving students in: 2019-2020
Deadline to apply to this program: November 1, 2019 (for January 9, 2020 start date)
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-25 at start of the program
Accepts out-of-state students: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disability
Program length: Varies from student to student
Tuition amount: $33,800.00
Room and board: $6,400.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $780.00
Student Fee
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

Requirements mirror Gwynedd's liberal arts course of study. Students will be required to take a two-part First Year Experience, an English course (based on placement testing results), a Math course (based on placement testing results), a Religion course, an Arts or Literature course, a Sociology or Psychology course, two physical education/nutrition courses, four internships, an independent study, and five courses specific to their career interest.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

All campus organizations are available for Integrated Studies students. An emphasis is placed on service at Gwynedd Mercy University and Integrated Studies students will participate in campus wide service events.

Last updated: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 13:10