5600 City Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131
|Program Contact||Kaitlyn Martin|
|Program Contact Email||PACE@sju.edu|
Pathways to Authentic College Experiences (PACE) program is a four-year certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. The program offers Saint Joseph’s students an inclusive and supportive college experience with opportunities to develop and grow their academic, social, employment, and self-determination skills.
Program information submitted: January 12, 2023
|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:||3|
|Program serves students who have left high school?||Yes, all of our students have left high school|
|Regular high school diploma required?||No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||November 15 (Early Action), February 1 (Regular Decision), April 1(Rolling Admission, if space allows)|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Criteria for admission||
|Accepts out-of-state students?||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||4 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term:||75.00%|
|Notes on acceptance and attendance:||
Our first class of students enrolled in fall of 2022.
|Average student tuition and fees for the current school year:||$32920.00|
Students are also responsible for relevant undergraduate fees (e.g. lab fee, orientation fee, student activity fee, etc.), depending on their enrolled courses and class year.
|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:||
Students are encouraged to apply for third-party scholarships (e.g. DREAM Partnership, Ruby's Rainbow, etc.).
|Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Students take 17 General Education Program (GEP) classes that are required of all undergraduate SJU students; subjects include English, Religion, Art/Music/Theater, History, Philosophy, Science, Math, and non-native language. Students also take 7-10 "core" elective courses which relate to their personal and professional interests; examples include Food Marketing, Photography, and Health and Wellness.
|Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||100%|
|Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester?||Yes|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Certificate of Integrated Professional Studies|
|Is the credential approved by the college/university?||Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE|
|Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:||
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||33%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Additional information about career development and work experience:||
Students complete work-based learning (e.g. unpaid internships or paid jobs) on-campus each spring. Students can elect to complete work-based learning in the fall semesters starting their sophomore year. During the senior year, students complete an off-campus paid job as a senior capstone requirement.
|Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program?||No|
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus):||100%|
|Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities||
|Students participate in these campus-wide events:||