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East Georgia State College

Public • University

131 College Circle
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

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Creating Higher education Opportunities to Increase College Experiences (CHOICE) is a two-year, non-degree college inclusion program at East Georgia State College designed to provide students with intellectual disabilities who may traditionally be excluded from post-secondary education the opportunity to participate in college classes and develop employment skills.CHOICE provides instruction in the following areas: Career Development and Employment, Academic Enrichment, Campus and Commu­nity Engagement, Self-Determination and Independent Living.

CHOICE staff creates a unique and customized plan for achievements using a person-centered planning approach. Student partici­pants audit traditional courses and complete specialized CHOICE courses and participate in job shadowing/internship experiences on and off campus to support career exploration and development of employment skills. In addition to the academic program, CHOICE students have access to the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center, recreation and exercise activities, sporting and entertainment events, and student clubs and organizations.

Program Features

  • 2 year (4 semester) program
  • Students graduate with a Certificate of Accomplishment in Work Readiness Skills
  • Students spend approximately 80% of their time in inclusive settings
  • East Georgia State College is a broad-access institution

Program Details

Total Enrollment: 10-20

Duration: 2 Years

IPSE Grant Eligible: Yes

On-Campus Housing: Yes

Peer Mentors Available: Yes

Pell Grant Eligible: Yes

Guardianship Admission Policy: N/A

Requires Meal Plan? Required if living on campus

In-Person Pre-Admissions Intensive Programs? No

Campus Style: Rural Campus

Full-Time Semester Credit Hour Requirement: 10+

Average Yearly Program Cost

Annual total: $13,116.00
Annual tuition rate for average number of credit hours: $2,660.00
Annual IPSE program fee: $10,000.00
Average annual student/campus fees: $456.00

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*Please note: Tuition and other rates are subject to change, please contact each program directly for the most current information.

Program Contact

Theresa R. Davis
Director of the CHOICE Program