Combining college and treatment reflects the uniqueness and innovation of our program; one that offers an on-site college experience away from the stressors and triggers of a traditional collegiate setting.The opportunity to earn up to 15 transferable credits from Woodbury University, an accredited institution of higher learning, truly reflects our dedication to helping young people acquire and maintain sobriety while renewing academic focus. Click here to read more about the Woodbury University courses offered on-site at Sober College as part of the Certificate of General Studies.
Rolling AdmissionsSober College accommodates rolling admissions. This means students can immediately start school as soon as they arrive. This structure works well for our community because when students begin class, they are not behind. In addition, they are greeted by a group of eager peers who are excited to have a new person in the classroom. This fosters a sense of belonging for our students while also easing them back into coursework. Even if they begin to feel overwhelmed, they are supported by peers who empathize with them and who are more than willing to lend a helping hand.
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Personal Attention from On-site InstructorsWhile all of our courses are taught by Woodbury University adjuncts, these instructors also serve as our Academic Coaches; therefore, each student is able to build a meaningful relationship with their instructor. This is important, especially for a newly sober, college student who may be apprehensive about returning back to school. By having their instructor available to them they are able to get the personal attention needed in order to ease back into academics. Our instructors are passionate about education and our student body. They go above and beyond in order to ensure their students receive everything they need in order to be successful. This is important because in early recovery, there are times when students are faced with stressful situations; for example, medical adjustments, a tough week in treatment or bad news from home, impacts their motivation and ability to complete their homework. By having onsite instructors who are in constant communication with their student’s treatment team, they are able to provide the support and flexibility necessary to facilitate their success.
Education & Early RecoverySober College believes that treatment infused with college courses is the best answer for young adults. There are those who believe otherwise, stating college and treatment should be separate but we feel otherwise. It has been noted that continuous drug use negatively affects the brain. For example, according to Get Real Recovery, Inc., long-term marijuana use shrinks the amygdala, hippocampus and slows brain function. More importantly, the shrinking of the hippocampus actually impacts one’s memory which in turn makes school that much more difficult. At Sober College, we are determined to help our students strengthen their brain which is why the academic component to our program is so vital. It has been proven that studying actually activates pathways in the brain; simply put, it helps to increase memory and brain function. This is why we are dedicated to helping students regain their academic focus; as they find physical and emotional strength, they also find mental strength. By taking courses, students slowly but surely rehab their injured brains, causing them to regain memory and motivation. We take pride in watching our students excel in our program, especially in academics; this leads to growth and self-confidence. Their brains buzz with new pathways, their memories improve and they regain their academic focus. We beam with pride when a student who hated school upon arrival to Sober College decides to further their education upon leaving our treatment facility. It is proof that our program is life changing. Moreover, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has trademarked Sober College; this reflects our uniqueness and diligence to young adult recovery. In addition, it demonstrates how special our program truly is.
A Unique PartnershipSober College’s Partnership with Woodbury University allows clients to further their education while still in residential treatment. Wherever clients are at with their college education, our partnership can work for them.
- Upon completion of all five Woodbury courses, Sober College students earn a Certificate of General Studies from Woodbury University.
- Students can take their 15 transferable credits with them to other college/universities.
- Students who finish their courses with a 3.0 or better are given automatic admission into Woodbury University.
- Students who finish their courses with a GPA between 3.25-3.5 are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship toward their Woodbury University tuition.
- Students who finish their courses with a GPA between 3.5-4.0 are eligible for a $10,000 scholarship toward their Woodbury University tuition.