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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
Program Contact Email info@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 high school 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.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: 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%
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: Life and Career Studies Certificate or Comprehensive Postsecondary Education Certificate
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:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
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
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 100%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation