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Integrated Studies

Integrated Studies
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Integrated Studies
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, ME 4062
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Program Contact Jen Greslick
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Phone (207) 893-7642
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Students with intellectual disability who are enrolled in Saint Joseph’s IS Program will progressively develop skills each semester. Skill development will be achieved through academic exploration, meaningful employment opportunities on and off campus, and the development of effective communication skills. Additionally, students will develop their ability to live independently on campus and enhance their technological skills. The long-term goals of the IS program include increasing students’ independence both academically and personally, expanding their employment experience through meaningful community employment opportunities, and exploring the potential of deepening their own self-awareness. Students enrolled in the program will work collaboratively with their academic advisor, program staff, as well as professional support both on and off campus to establish a person-centered academic path. The person-centered plan will include auditing courses, participating in internships, developing individual interests, and establishing future employment goals. At the end of a student’s experience, they will earn a non-credit certificate in Integrated Studies. As part of their academic experience, students will develop a portfolio which will be a culmination of their highlighted work. Additionally, they will leave SJC with a college transcript outlining their academic courses and internship experiences. During their enrollment at SJC, students in the IS Program will have the support to fully embrace the college experience. They will have meals with peers in Pearson’s Café, actively engage in clubs/activities based on their interests, and gain independence by participating in our Resident Living experience.

Program information submitted: May 20, 2023

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 BEGIN serving students in: 2023-2024
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: Rolling Admissions
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 2 years
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $24465.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $24465.00
Room and board: $15186.00
Program fees: $10000.00
Additional costs:

Additional costs include: books, class materials, college health insurance (can be waived with proof of other insurance), security deposit

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
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%
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Integrated Studies
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 100%
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 Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation