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Texas A&M University
4225 TAMU - Department of Educational Psychology
College Station, TX 77843
Program Contact Dr. Olivia R. Hester, Program Director
Phone 979-458-1593
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Aggie ACHIEVE (Academic Courses in Higher Inclusive Education and Vocational Experiences) is a four-year inclusive higher education program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to expand their interests and prepare for inclusive employment in the community. Aggie ACHIEVE students live on campus, participate in TAMU classes, join clubs and organizations, prepare for inclusive employment, and integrate fully into student life at Texas A&M University.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 12
This program will be serving students in: 2019-2020
Deadline to apply to this program: December 1, 2019
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • Student must be their own legal guardian
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 4 years
Tuition amount: $20,500.00
Room and board: $10,400.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

All required courses included in the program are existing courses in the university catalog and open to all students. Students participating in the program will follow a traditional semester term which includes 16-weeks of instructional time. Each student will typically enroll for five credit hours per semester. Depending on the course, classes will be taken for zero or one-credit hour.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Students will meet weekly for seminars focused on independent living and career development, but all of their courses will be with other Texas A&M students.

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Open to all students at Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 100%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

All students in Aggie ACHIEVE are able to participate in all Texas A&M social clubs and organizations.

Last updated: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:57