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Kennesaw State University

Public • University

Kennesaw Campus:
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144


The KSU Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth provides a university-based, post-secondary education experience for persons with intellectual disabilities. The Academy focuses on independence through an inclusive campus program – encouraging social growth and development through real-life college experience. The programs are tuition and fee-based with housing options available on and off campus.

The Academy is comprised of two certificate programs that work in conjunction. The initial program, which began in 2009, Academic, Social, and Career Enrichment (ASCE) program, is designed to provide a two-year foundational base for enhancement in an inclusive setting. This foundation program has been approved as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP). The Advanced Leadership and Career Development Program (ALCD), which began in 2014, is designed to assist students to enhance existing skills in the areas of career development, self-advocacy, leadership and independence, and academic exploration.

Program Features

  • 2 years or 4 years program
  • Students graduating from the first 2 years (ASCE) receive a certificate of Social Growth and Development
  • Students graduating from the second 2 years (ALCD) receive a completion certificate conferred by the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services
  • Oldest IPSE in Georgia
  • Largest IPSE in Georgia
  • Open house opportunities

Program Details

Total Enrollment: KSU (ASCE certificate) 30, KSU (ALCD certificate) 19

Duration: 2 Years, 4 Years

IPSE Grant Eligible: Yes

On-Campus Housing: Yes

Peer Mentors Available: Yes

Pell Grant Eligible: Yes

Guardianship Admission Policy: Yes, With limits

Requires Meal Plan? Required if living on campus

In-Person Pre-Admissions Intensive Programs? Yes, but not annually

Campus Style: Suburban Campus

Full-Time Semester Credit Hour Requirement: 10+

Average Yearly Program Cost

Tuition and fees based on the 2024-2025 academic year, and are subject to change at the discretion of the school. Does not include fees for books, copies, meal plans, extra course costs, parking pass and housing.

KSU (ASCE certificate) Total Annual: $19785.60
Tuition for 24 credit hours per year: $4,449.60
Annual campus fees per year: $1,336.00
Matriculation fee per year: $14,000.00
KSU (ALCD certificate) Total Annual: $17,785.60
Tuition for 24 credit hours per year: $4,449.60
Annual campus fees per year: $1,336.00
Matriculation fee per year: $12,000.00

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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

Voice Mail Box: (470) 578-2283
Prillaman Hall
Room 4213 (Fourth Floor)

Mailing Address
Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth
Kennesaw State University
Prillaman Hall, MD 4101
520 Parliament Garden Way, NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591