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Aggie ACHIEVE

Aggie ACHIEVE
Texas A&M University
Aggie ACHIEVE
4225 TAMU - Department of Educational Psychology
College Station, TX 77843
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Program Contact Dr. Carly Blustein Gilson
Email aggieachieve@tamu.edu
Phone 979-458-1593
Website http://epsy.tamu.edu/aggieachieve/

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.

NOTE: We have accepted four students who will start in Fall 2019. While we are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2019, in subsequent years, we will accept up to 12 each year.

General
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
This program will be serving students in: 2019-2020
Requirements
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
Cost
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)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

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.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Last updated: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 15:06