800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
The VUnited Scholars Program is a two year, residential certificate program offered through Villanova’s College of Professional Studies for highly motivated young adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. The program provides a meaningful and unique college experience that allows students to explore their learning potential and maximize their personal growth, while preparing them for future, meaningful employment. The VUnited Scholars program promotes the advancement of skills and knowledge in the following areas: Academics; Career Development; Independent Living; and Community Participation.
Program information submitted: February 25, 2021
|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|
|Program serves students who have left high school?||Some of our students have left high school|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||March 15|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Criteria for admission||
|Accepts out-of-state students?||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Average student tuition and fees for the current school year:||$27500.00|
|Room and board:||$11000.00|
|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:||
|Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
The VUnited Scholars program promotes the advancement of skills and knowledge in the following areas: Academics; Career Development; Independent Living; and Community Participation. The academic components include the opportunity to enroll in traditional Villanova undergraduate courses as well as VUnited Seminar courses focused on a variety of topics such as: Adjusting to College, Spirituality, and Personal Finance and Money Management. Students develop an individualized course of study when they begin the program and determine which typical college courses they are interested in enrolling.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Students enroll in VUnited Seminar courses focused on a variety of topics such as: Adjusting to College, Spirituality, and Personal Finance and Money Management. Students also receive coaching on resume writing and interview skills.
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Certificate in Community and Professional Development|
|Is the credential approved by the college/university?||Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Additional information about career development and work experience:||
Students will work approximately 1 day/week in an internship during their first year and 1-2 days/week during their second year. Internship placements are either on campus or in the local community. Internships may be paid or unpaid. Program staff will coordinate transportation as needed. The program is focused on careers in business and human services. Students will receive the support of program staff and mentors for their internship placements.
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|