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Integrated Studies (Millersville)

Integrated Studies (Millersville)
Millersville University
Integrated Studies (Millersville)
McNairy Library Suite LL104
9 N. George Street
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
Program Contact Jan Bechtel
Email Jan.Bechtel@Millersville.edu
Phone 717-871-5963
Website http://www.millersville.edu/integratedstudies/
Facebook link to program Facebook page

Integrated Studies is a 4-year fully inclusive postsecondary initiative for young adults with an intellectual disability who have completed or are near completion of a high school program, and who are currently or were formerly eligible for a free appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our campus community of faculty, staff, coaches, and mentors supports each student as they develop a person-centered plan to guide their journey at Millersville University.
Integrated Studies provides foundational experiences and learning opportunities in four main areas: academic participation, career exploration and employment, personal well-being and social membership/building relationships. Each of these areas contributes to the acquisition of specific independent living skills, in preparation for a post-school transition into a more work-focused environment. The completion requirements include auditing a minimum of four undergraduate courses per semester, as well as a specified number of vocational and other social experiences. Students follow the regular Fall/Spring semester calendar and are assessed based on their individual plans for college participation. Students enrolled in Integrated Studies become fully immersed in the Millersville campus through engaging in academics, career exploration, and building relationships. We strive to create inclusive communities where students feel connected, challenged, and supported while participating in a high quality inclusive post-secondary college experience.

Program information submitted: March 28, 2021

General
Public or private: Public
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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 26
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: February 20th
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disabilities
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 80.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $9751.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $21635.00
Room and board: $14106.00
Program fees: $5464.00
Cost of the program:
Additional costs:
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
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
  • Students also utilize funds from 529 Accounts, Able Accounts, Social Security (Room & Board Only), and University Payment Plans.
Scholarships available: Current and admitted students can apply for the "EPPIIC Scholarship for Students Engaged in Integrated Studies". The purpose of the scholarship is to offset some of the costs associated with attending Millersville University. Any Integrated Studies student who demonstrates financial need and is in good standing is eligible to apply. The incoming students in the program are also eligible to apply. Awards will depend on individual need, available funds, & number of applications. Students are eligible to apply each year.
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate in Integrated Studies
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 65%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 85%
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: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
  • Inclusive off campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: Students have participated in many of the over 100+ registered student organizations, including, Intramural Sports, GSA, Black Student Union, NAACP, SOLA, Art Club, ACMO, Citimard Players, MU Adapt, Gaming Club, ASL Club, MU Concerned Men, MU Concerned Women, Alumni Club, AniMU, Running Club, Best Buddies, Bowling Club, Board Gam Club, University Activities Board (UAB), Campus Recreation, DMAX Club, Creative Writing Club, Early Childhood Education Organization, Equestrian Club, Spoon Club, Film Club, Dance Organizations, Diversity Choir, Men's Glee Club, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Global Marauders to name a few.