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Ready for Life (Calvin)

Ready for Life (Calvin)
Calvin University
Ready for Life (Calvin)
3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Program Contact Emily Perton
Email emily.perton@rflnetwork.org
Phone ( 616)248-3775
Website Program website

To educate and empower adults with intellectual disabilities by providing a supportive and structured college experience to help each individual achieve their greatest level of independence and promote inclusion. In partnership with Calvin University, Ready for Life provides post-secondary educational experiences for college aged individuals on their campus in Grand Rapids, MI.

Program information submitted: March 30, 2022

General
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: 20
Description of our summer transition program:
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: December 15
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
  • https://rflnetwork.org/ready-for-life-academy/
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 75.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 95.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $18615.00
Room and board: $10000.00
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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
Scholarships available: Ready For Life has a tuition assistance fund that all accepted students can apply for.
Academic
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) Typical college courses for credit
More about course access: Student enroll in classes based on their course plan through academic advising.
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? Yes
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Students take STEM-related courses? Yes
Information on special classes: Students take an additional 4 credits/semester of course work in the area of either relationships, financial literacy, independent living or employment. They also receive credit for their job internship up to 6 credits/semester. Students are able to enroll in additional Ready For Life classes as needed.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 50-74%
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Life and Career Studies Certificate or Comprehensive Postsecondary Education Certificate
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? No
Students participate in these campus-wide events
  • IHE Student orientation
  • IHE Family orientation
  • IHE Graduation
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 5%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Additional information about career development and work experience Each student commits to a minimum of six hours a week at an internship,
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
  • Specialized off campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events