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REAL Certificate

REAL Certificate
Arcadia University
REAL Certificate
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
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Program Contact Jessica Mattis
Email mattisj@arcadia.edu
Phone 215.572.4095
Website http://www.arcadia.edu/REALCertificate

The Raising Expectations for Academic Learning or REAL Certificate offers students with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the same learning environments available to same-age peers in an academic, vocational and social inclusion-focused program. This two-year program includes auditing a minimum of one (1) undergraduate course per semester and completion of a specified number of vocational and other experiences. An individual plan for college participation is developed for each student.

General
Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 10
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: December 15th
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-25
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 33%
Retention rate: 100%
Cost
Tuition amount: $13,000.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $700.00

Activities Fee

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
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 40%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 100%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

No

Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students are encouraged to participate in organizations on campus. Some of the organizations that students have participated in are
Arcadia Radio Club
Concert Ensemble Choir
Knight Club
PRIDE

Last updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:39