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Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd. North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Program Contact Karen Carr
Phone 256-782-5095

Students who participate in On to JSU will experience an individualized, person-centered program based on their individual interests and specific needs. Each student will participate in courses with traditional university students in order to build both social and academic skills. Students will work towards a certification in either Business Basics or Food Service through coursework and internship opportunities beginning as early as their second semester in the program. Certificate options for each On To JSU participant will be planned from existing JSU curriculum using a person- centered approach. In order to achieve the highest level of success for each student, the On To JSU Program Manager will meet individually with each student with ID to determine particular needs and preferences from among the offered courses each semester. The certificate programs are designed to be completed in a two year term of fall-spring; fall-spring semesters. A total of equivalency of 24 credit/noncredit hours will be planned over the four semesters of participation in On to JSU. The overall goal of On to JSU is to provide opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities with the needed skills; both socially and career-related that they traditionally have not been able to experience in this region of Alabama. participants in On to JSU will have the opportunity to live on campus and participate in a variety of on and off campus social activities. Special education collaborative teacher candidates will also work closely with On to JSU students as campus based peers, which will be mutually beneficial to both parties. Traditional student  peers from other academic disciplines will be recruited to build a vital support network on campus so that students with ID will have scaffolded support at each point in the process. On To JSU will offer students with ID the opportunity to cultivate academic enrichment, social, and vocational skills while living on campus and participating in social activities, sporting events, and typical college life. 

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
Number of students: 0
This program will be serving students in: 2016-2017
Deadline to apply to this program: February 16, 2018
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 86%
Retention rate: 0%
Cost of the program:

Approximately $500 for program (coursework, books, activities, etc...)

Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Life Skills
Job/Career Skills

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: On to JSU Certificate
The credential(s) is/are: Just for students in this program
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Between half and 75% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

None at this time

Last updated: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 15:38