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Shepherds College

Shepherds College
Shepherds College
Shepherds College
1805 15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182
Union Grove, WI 53182
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Program Contact Scott R. Ellis
Program Contact Email
Phone 262-878-6359
Website Program website
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Shepherds College is the nation's leading post-secondary school created with the learning needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in mind.

When you learn in an environment designed specifically for you, you thrive.

Program information submitted: January 25, 2023

Public or private: Private
Type of school: Technical or vocational/trade school
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 86
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: Rolling application, but the sooner the better, as the number of students is limited, so space does fill up.
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Shepherds College serves individuals with intellectual disabilities such as significant learning, cognitive, and developmental conditions.
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 90.00%
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:
  • 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
Scholarships available: Internal needs based scholarships.
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
More about course access: Our courses are designed specifically for students with IDD and to equip them for Appropriate Independence in their jobs and lives after graduation.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: Students take classes dealing with budgeting, daily living skills, as well as professional and personal development.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 0%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion with the Accreditation of the Council of Occupational Education.
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students? Servsafe
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Health services
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Additional information about career development and work experience: Third year students have occupational experiences (think internships) on and off campus to prepare for post-graduation.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Specialized on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 0%
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 Graduation