Students who wish to apply to The College Experience must meet these minimum requirements.
✓ Commitment to live independently with minimal support.
- Ability to be at home without supervision.
- Some experience of being independent in the community.
✓ Motivated to integrate by participating in a variety of social and educational activities sponsored by The College of Saint Rose and organized by the College Experience Community Coordinator.
✓ Ability to independently complete all daily living tasks.
- Examples: Waking up, hygiene, dressing, chores, etc…
✓ Motivated to learn and participate in discussions and conversations with instructors and students.
✓ Motivated to independently complete in-class assignments and homework.
✓ Ability to get along with others, follow house and school rules, accept supervision and does not require behavioral support.
✓ Ability to use a calculator to do basic math.
✓ Ability to read at a minimum of a third grade level.
✓ Ability to type a document on Microsoft Word, experience using search engines (Google)
✓ If applying with Medicaid funding, enrollment in OPWDD Medicaid Waiver and Social Security Income is required.
✓ Admission to The College Experience Program is competitive.
✓ Candidates for admissions will be asked to participate in an interview and may be required to provide “on-demand” writing and reading samples.
✓ Acceptance into the program requires the recommendation for acceptance by Living Resources to The College of Saint Rose.
✓ Final acceptance into the program is determined by The College of Saint Rose.