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Georgia College and State University

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John H. Lounsbury College of Education
220 Kilpatrick Education Center
Campus Box 70
Milledgeville, GA 3106

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GC THRIVE is an inclusive post secondary education (IPSE) Program that enables young adults with intellectual disabilities, ages 18-28, to attend college with their non-disabled peers. The program is committed to providing an inclusive, meaningful college experience for students so they can develop the social, academic, career, and independent living skills that will support them to live authentic and fulfilling lives.

GC THRIVE is a two-year program designed to be a transformative experience for all Georgia College & State University community members because it embodies diversity and inclusion on campus. GC THRIVE students are encouraged to identify and pursue individual academic interests, define practical and meaningful career paths, and develop reciprocal relationships with faculty, staff, and peers.

The course curriculum will be modified by the THRIVE Academic Coordinator and Peer Mentors. THRIVE students will also complete work internships each semester and participate in Student Life activities.

Program Features

  • 2 year (4 semester) program
  • Operates on Tuesdays & Thursdays only
  • Students graduate with a Certificate of Completion in Liberal Arts Education
  • Students complete 2 academic courses and an internship per semester

Program Details

Total Enrollment: 1-5

Duration: 2 Years

IPSE Grant Eligible: Yes

On-Campus Housing: No

Peer Mentors Available: Yes

Pell Grant Eligible: No

Guardianship Admission Policy: N/A

Requires Meal Plan? No

In-Person Pre-Admissions Intensive Programs? No

Campus Style: Rural Campus

Full-Time Semester Credit Hour Requirement: 5-10

Average Yearly Program Cost

Annual Tuition:
Annual Program Fee: $4,000.00
Annual Campus Fees: $200.00
Total Annual Cost: $5,000.00

$400 tuition for avg # of credits
$100 in student/campus fees
$1500 program fee per semester.

For more information on program cost click here.

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

Program Contact

John H. Lounsbury College of Education
220 Kilpatrick Education Center
Campus Box 70
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone: (478) 445-4056
Fax: (478) 445-6582