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Texas A&M University
Department of Educational Psychology
4225 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
Program Contact Dr. Heather M. Dulas
Program Contact Email
Phone (979) 458-0297
Website Program website
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Aggie ACHIEVE at Texas A&M University is a comprehensive transition program (CTP) for
young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who have exited high school.
Aggie ACHIEVE provides an inclusive and immersive college education and equips students for
employment in the community. Aggie ACHIEVE aligns coursework, internship opportunities, and
extracurricular activities with each student’s academic interests and employment goals. Aggie
ACHIEVE is designed to enroll students for up to four years.

Program information submitted: January 11, 2023

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: 18
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: December 1
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
  • Age range: 18-27
  • The student is not under guardianship
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 4 years
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $20500.00
Room and board: $10000.00
Additional costs: $0.00
Textbooks depending on Texas A&M Course selection.
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
  • Grant Funding
Scholarships available: Aggie ACHIEVE has several endowed scholarships available through the Texas A&M Foundation.
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access: Aggie ACHIEVE students enroll in one academic course at Texas A&M University each semester, using a modified syllabus and Independent Learning Agreement created in collaboration with course instructor. These courses are zero-credit, pass/fail. Students must pass these courses to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. Aggie ACHIEVE students participate in physical education classes at Texas A&M University such as basketball, dance, tone and flex, and running. These classes will also promote healthy lifestyle and safe exercise habits.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: Students participate in directed studies and/or seminars taught by staff members and assisted by graduate students in educational psychology, focused on a range of topics including wellness, social skills, sexuality, independent living, career awareness, discovery and exploration, job shadowing, financial literacy, and self-advocacy.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 50-74%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Interdisciplinary Studies from the School of Education and Human Development
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 59%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
  • Inclusive off campus
  • During the first two years of the program, students live in on-campus apartments. During the third and fourth years of the program, students live in off-campus housing of their choice.
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 100%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation