What We Offer Students

Program Testimonial from College Re-Entry Student Shannon Pagdon

  • Are you an 18-30 year-old student who had to leave college due to a mental health challenge?
  • Do you want to return to college and successfully reach your educational goals?

Program Brochure of Fountain House College Re-Entry

College Re-Entry helps academically engaged 18-30 year-old college students, who withdraw from their studies due to mental health challenges, return to college and successfully reach their educational goals. Our expertise lies in helping students build and implement an action plan to get back to college and develop capacities to do well, both in and outside of the classroom.

Core Program - 1st Semester

Our Curriculum

Our Core Program begins with an integrated 14-week (15 hours per week) curriculum that helps a small cohort of students regain academic skills, restore physical wellness, and reclaim social community. Students have the opportunity to work with expert instructors in classes aimed at introducing and strengthening practical skills needed to succeed.

3 Key Components for Collegiate Success

See a sample program schedule with class descriptions

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One-on-One Coaching

Students meet with a coach an hour per week to develop a workable plan for reentry. College Re-Entry coaches help students with both the exploration process and implementation of the reentry plan.


Core Program - 2nd Semester

The 2nd semester is designed to be less structured and more supportive as students take action on the plan they worked on with their coach in the 1st semester. During the 2nd semester, students connect with their coach in-person (or remotely) once per week, and have access to the CRE Center and tutors. Peer-run social/recreational events are planned during the semester to retain social connection.

Flex Program*

Core program alumni are invited to join our Flex program, an individualized semester of continued support for our students. For each semester they enroll, Flex students have continued access to College Re-Entry resources, staff, and support while making progress toward their academic goals. Whether taking one or more classes online or on-campus, Flex students design an individualized schedule that allows them to customize the level of support we provide.

*College Re-Entry fee does not cover university tuition

Meet a successful College Re-Entry core program alumna as she describes her student experience:


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