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Integrated Studies

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

Integrated Studies is seeking 3-5 students to join the Fall 2020 cohort. Gwynedd Mercy University is a small (2,000 undergraduates), private, Catholic (Sisters of Mercy) university in suburban, southeastern PA (35 minutes from Philadelphia). Integrated Studies is a fully inclusive, 2-year or 4-year non-degree certificate, providing students the opportunity to audit 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. Integrated Studies recruits peer mentors from the Occupational Therapy, Education, and Social Work departments on campus. This program is coordinated by an Occupational Therapist, and emphasizes person-centered, holistic supports and contextual learning for any student that is motivated to go to college.

Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 2
This program will be serving students in: 2019-2020
Deadline to apply to this program: March 15, 2020
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-26 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: $15,528.00
Room and board: $12,000.00
Program specific fees: $10,000.00
Additional costs: $780.00

Student Fee

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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

Requirements mirror Gwynedd Mercy'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/academic interest.

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. Best Buddies, Intramural sports (basketball), Residence Hall Association, Voices of Gwynedd etc.

Last updated: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:06