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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 215.460.4290
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 two undergraduate courses per semester and completion of a specified number of vocational and other experiences. An individual plan for college participation is developed for each student.

Program information submitted: March 17, 2021

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
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: February 15th
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $15700.00
Additional costs:
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
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
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
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Community Service
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
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time