FAQ: Academy for Inclusive Learning & Social Growth

  • No. Attendant care, if needed, for any Academy student must be provided by the family.
  • Student motivation to become an independent adult. No major emotional or behavioral problems.

  • Yes. Students may apply for themed housing through the Academy once accepted into the program

  • No. Academy students are expected to follow the same code of conduct as all KSU students and will utilize the KSU resident supports as needed. Students are required to manage all personal care.

  • No. The Academy is a fully inclusive program using natural supports and resources available on campus and "teachable moments" with staff and mentors. All Academy students participate in Academy Seminars addressing topics related to Career, Academic and Social Adjustment. Independent living and adult living topics are embedded in the Academy curriculum.
    • Yes, as of today, the Academy will accept Pell Grant funding from qualified eligible students.  We also have scholarships available offered both on the Fall and Spring terms.

    • Please refer to the list of scholarships available on our website.

    • Yes.  Only fully accepted and returning students can apply.  Scholarships are available in both the Fall and Spring.

    • Please refer to the list of scholarships available on our website.
  • All diploma types from an accredited high school are accepted with graduation dates.
  • Due to COVID-19, Peer Mentor support in the classroom has been suspended in order to provide our students a safe learning environment.  However, Peer Mentor support will be provided virtually to assist students one-on-one with their online audited courses, in-person in our Study Hall and CPE sessions.
  • Unfortunately, international students must apply to and meet the admissions standards for a degree-seeking program to be able to apply for an I-20 student visa. The Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth programs offer certificates only.
  • The Academy will do our best to assist in providing only the necessary paperwork we can assist with such as schedules and book list.  Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any additional assistance.  Please contact your local GVRA office.
  • The Academy ensures student engagement in the dorms by placing Academy students together in KSU dormitories.  Roommate placement is largely based on student accommodation requests.  Students are not encouraged to pre-select their dorm facility or roommate without discussing the decision with our Social Advisor.
  • No.  Living on-campus is a family decision, our students can commute to KSU.  However, our commuter students are provided some flexible but are still required to meet CTP hours as outlined by the program.  CTP hours such as social hours, study halls, and class attendance.
    • Yes.  Our staff understands the concerns students and their family members have when it comes to COVID-19.  We will do our best to provide a safe learning environment, however, if anyone choses to defer their enrollment, we will process their request.

    • Deferred students will be required to submit another KSU Application for the Fall enrollment they which to start, but not another application to the Academy.  Once the application has been submitted, the deferred student must send an email requesting continuation of their program.
    • Yes.  Due to COVID-19, some audited courses will be offered online.  We will do our best to support these students affected by this change.

    • Our Academy courses, CPE Courses, and Study Hall will be offered in person until otherwise directed by the University System of Georgia.
  • The Academy will implement safety measures as outlined by the University.  You can find the specific safety measures addressed by the University on the COVID-19 Information and Resources website.
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