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At College Excel, students have the opportunity to make a home for themselves and practice independent living skills in the housing we provide them. Each student has a private bedroom and one to three housemates, all of whom are students in the program as well. The students are neighbors with one another and College Excel itself; most are located just a crosswalk away from our headquarters. The houses are fully furnished, and the kitchens are stocked with all the tools needed to cook nutritious meals. College Excel housing is sober, and weekly house checks are conducted to help our students uphold this standard.
While the houses are unstaffed in order to promote student autonomy, each is assigned a coach who facilitates regular house meetings. These sessions are individualized to the house’s needs, covering topics from how to prepare a meal or do laundry, to establishing expectations for the house and developing healthy communication between housemates. By offering students this experience and support, they are able to apply the skills learned here to be successful in their next living environment.
About College Excel
Founded in 2003, College Excel is the nation’s leading residential college support program located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. At College Excel, post-secondary adults (18+) with diverse learning needs requiring extra support are provided the structure they need to move forward, both academically and personally. Using a proprietary, blended coaching model rooted in Harvard research-based neurocoaching and behavioral coaching techniques, College Excel students receive daily support from a team of credentialed and experienced Academic and Student Life Coaches while earning transferable college credits.