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Opportunities for Academic Success in Inclusive Settings (OASIS)

Opportunities for Academic Success in Inclusive Settings (OASIS)
Mercyhurst University
Opportunities for Academic Success in Inclusive Settings (OASIS)
16 West Division Street
North East, PA 16428
Program Contact Katie Huba
Phone (814) 725-6299

NOTE:  As of May, 2020 this program has suspended operations.  If/when it is reinstated, that will be noted here.

OASIS is a post-secondary transition located at Mercyhurst North East. Students participate in college courses that allow them to work towards living an independent life while mastering skills for gainful employment. As of today, OASIS students can graduate with certificates in Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Early Childhood, and Business. No student's path through the program is the same as another student. By using person-center planning, students focus on mastering goals and objectives to support a skill set in their intended career.

Public or private: Private
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 17
Deadline to apply to this program: No deadline, recommended to apply by April for the next academic year
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Regular high school diploma
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • developmental disabilities
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 71%
Retention rate: 100%
Tuition amount: $8,700.00
Room and board: $10,540.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
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:

<p>Life Skills I &amp; II- taken the first year of the two year program. Student will work on goals related to obtaining and maintaining an independent life style within the community post-graduation. Employment Skills I &amp; II - taken the second year of the two year program OR taking the only year of the one year program. Students work towards goals that will assist them in obtaining and maintaining a job of their interest.</p>

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Mercyhurst University Oasis Certificate
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • 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
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 85%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

yes, students recieve a certifcate pertaining to early childhood education, culinary arts, hospitality managment or buisness administration.

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:

<p>Trips, tournaments and a cultural series highlight MNE's yearly activities calendar. With the help of a student activities committee, our residence life staff organizes a wide variety of ways for our students to interact with each other and the rest of the MNE community. You need only glance at the weekly activities calendar posted around campus to see that there's always something going on at MNE, including: •Christmas shopping in New York City •The Annual MNE Talent Show •Guest lecturers speaking on politics, religion and worldly experiences •Holiday-themed crafts and buffets •Music and theater performances •Parents' Weekend and Family Days</p>

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 14:31