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Compass

Compass
Duquesne University
Compass
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Program Contact Dr. Alia Pustorino-Clevenger
Email pustorinoa@duq.edu
Phone 412-396-6696
Website Program website

Compass is a fully inclusive post-secondary collegian program currently in pilot phase.

Compass is a four year certificate program for students who are enthusiastic about the opportunity to pursue curricular, vocational, and social opportunities at college as a means in which to develop independence and future careers. Students benefit from participating in a program situated in an urban environment to promote social inclusion and greater internship and career opportunities as well as the robust social offerings of the Pittsburgh community.

Program information submitted: June 8, 2022

General
Public or private: Private
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: 3
Description of our summer transition program:
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? No, all of our students are still in high school
Deadline to apply to this program: April 1
Criteria for admission
  • Compass will only accept Pennsylvania students while in pilot phase.
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $17000.00
Room and board: $12000.00
Additional costs:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
Academic
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: Compass students participate in traditional academic courses offered through the university course catalogue for all undergraduate students.
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Students take STEM-related courses? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 100%
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
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Briefly describe remote learning at your program Students have the option to participate in remote learning if their course is deemed a virtual course as per university catalogue.
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? No
Students participate in these campus-wide events
  • IHE Student orientation
  • IHE Family orientation
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Additional information about career development and work experience Internships are part of the Compass program curriculum.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing options available:
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Fraternities/sororities