Frequently Asked Questions

What degree can I receive if I attend the Academy for Community Inclusion?
The Academy for Community Inclusion is a certificate program. Unlike a degree program, students will receive a certificate upon completion of their coursework instead of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
Are ACI credits transferable for use towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree?
ACI credits only allow you the opportunity to earn credits towards certificates in the areas of supported employment, supported community access, and supported community living. They are not transferrable toward a bachelor’s degree.
Do I need a standard high school diploma?
No, however you must have exited the school district and have received a high school diploma or certificate of completion.
Does the Academy provide one on one assistance?
No, students must be capable of tending to their own personal care and needs.
Do ACI students live on campus?
A residential program option is not available at present time.
How long will it take me to complete the program?
An average of two years for each certificate or six consecutive semesters for one certificate. Yes, ACI students attend college in the summer!
Who is the ideal candidate for the program?
An individual with a diagnosed disability of intellectual or developmental disabilities who would not be eligible to participate in a degree seeking program even if accommodations are provided.