Criteria for Acceptance - PSE II

Two-Year Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

PSE II – Career Pathway is designed to assist students with Intellectual Disabilities to learn/enhance the skills needed to become gainfully employed through college courses, industry based training, and job-training. To qualify for this program, students will need to complete a general application to BPCC. This application can be completed online. To be eligible for financial aid, students will be required to submit the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application can be completed online. After completing the admissions application and FASFA, you will need to complete a program application will is located on the PSE II link.

Career Pathway students will:

  • May be eligible for Title IV federal financial aid through the PSE II program
  • Be provided with an individualized program of student based on their career goals and strengths
  • Audit two college courses each semester (including core and elective courses)
  • Receive assistance from a trained peer mentor, who will attend classes with PSE II students and assist the students in completing assignments.
  • Receive job skills training by completing 3 internship on or off campus
  • Attend weekly seminars ($300 tuition fee per semester)
  • Participate in campus activities and organizations
  • Receive a BPCC Certificate of Completion upon successfully completing the program.

Traditional Two-Year Academic Pathway for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

PSE II – Traditional Academic Degree Pathway is designed to provide services to ensure a smooth transition from the secondary setting to the post-secondary setting and develop soft skills, social skills, and build friendships with their peers. To qualify for this program, students will need to complete a general application to BPCC. This application can be completed online. To be eligible for financial aid, students will be required to submit the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application can be completed online.

Traditional Academic Degree Pathway students who participate in the PSE II program will:

  • Must be a full-time BPCC student (12 or more credit hours)
  • May be eligible Title IV federal financial aid through the PSE II program
  • Attend weekly soft and social skills seminars ($300 tuition fee per semester)
  • Receive continuous monitoring of their academic, behavioral and social performance
  • Be provided with peer mentors to assist with successfully progressing towards earning their degree and/or certificate
  • Receive liaison services between the PSE II program and instructors
  • Participate in campus activities and organizations
  • Receives assistance coordinating an necessary student or academic services such as counseling or tutoring
  • Receive job skills training by completing 3 internship on or off campus