600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Compass is a fully inclusive post-secondary collegian program. 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: March 9, 2021
|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|
|Summer program name||Compass Program Orientation|
|Description of our summer transition program:||
Compass students are invited to attend Compass Orientation in advance of traditional first-year Orientation to complete Person-Centered Planning, academic registration, other paperwork completion and acclimate to campus.
|Summer program link:||Compass Program Orientation|
|Program serves students who have left high school?||Yes, all of our students have left high school|
|Regular H.S. diploma required?||Yes, a regular high school diploma or GED is required|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||Currently Rolling|
|Criteria for admission||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||4 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term||100.00%|
|Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one||100.00%|
|Average student tuition and fees for the current school year||$17304.00|
|Average out-of-state tuition, current year||$17304.00|
|Room and board:||$14144.00|
A program fee, to be determined will be forthcoming for upcoming cohorts.
|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:||
Student in Compass have the opportunity to engage in applications for Pennsylvania based scholarships.
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||Typical college courses for audit|
|More about course access:||
Students have the opportunity to audit undergraduate courses offered at the university. All courses are selected by students in consultation with Compass program and will align with person-centered plan and/or personal interests and goals.
|Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office?||Yes|
|Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program:||None of the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Compass certificate|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||50%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||0%|
|We offer the following specialized credentials:||
All Compass students have internships built into curricula starting after 1st semester and are also encouraged to hold part time employment, as desired.
|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:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program:||None of the time|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Swim Club Red Masquers (theater group) Best Buddies Special Olympics Tabletop Club Duquesne Program Council (weekly activities) Power Center (campus gym hosts individualized fitness and group sessions) Duquesne University Volunteers Ecology Club Duquesne Athletics (spectatorship)