Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE)

The Berry College Program for Inclusive Learning is designed for individuals ages 18-26 with an intellectual disability who are highly motivated to continue learning and acquiring skills to contribute meaningfully as a fully engaged participant in their communities.

Berry's Inclusive Post–Secondary Education (IPSE) program provides admitted students a 2-year college experience working toward personal goals that build academic skills, vocational development and interpersonal growth.

Every Berry student:

  • Designs a personalized and guided educational journey
  • Is immersed in an intentional culture of mentorship from faculty, staff, peers and community partners
  • Has the opportunity to work on campus and build skills that support career exploration

Be part of a community that values a culture of belonging. Working towards individualized personal, vocational, and academic goals, students in Berry’s Program for Inclusive Learning take part in all aspects of campus life including leadership building, social and recreational activities, student clubs and interest groups, volunteer and religious events, and cultural events. There is no residential component at this time; however, plenty of opportunities exist to participate in evening and weekend events.

curriculum

Year One

Fall Semester

  • Academic Course of choice
  • Freshman Seminar with Freshman Cohort class
  • Individualized Peer Mentor Meetings
  • Internship (5 hours/week)

Spring Semester

  • Academic Course of Choice
  • Team Collaboration and Leadership Course
  • Individualized Peer Mentor Meetings
  • Internship (5 hours/week)

Year Two

Fall Semester

  • Academic Course of choice
  • Individualized Peer Mentor Meetings
  • Independence Skill Building and Career Development course
  • Internship (8 hours/week)

Spring Semester

  • Academic Course of Choice
  • Individualized Peer Mentor Meetings
  • Independence Skill Building and Career Development course
  • Internship (8 hours/week)

Estimated Program Costs*

Tuition: $2,676 per semester, $5,353 per year
Berry Student Fees: $744 per year
IPSE Program Fee: $1,000 per semester, $2,000 per year
Required Meal Plan: $1,080 per semester, $2,160 per year
Total: $10,256 per year

Costs do not include books, materials or other course-required expenses. Parking permits are available for an additional fee. No on-campus house is available at the time.

*These are estimated program costs that may change when the Berry College Tuition fees are set for the 2025-6 academic year.

Connect with us

Michelle Haney
Program Director
IPSE@berry.edu
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