1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
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?||No|
|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|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||Varies from student to student|
|Room and board:||$12,000.00|
|Program specific fees:||$10,000.00|
|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:||
|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:||
|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:||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.