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TerpsEXCEED (EXperiencing College through Education and Employment Discovery)

TerpsEXCEED (EXperiencing College through Education and Employment Discovery)
University of Maryland, College Park
TerpsEXCEED (EXperiencing College through Education and Employment Discovery)
TerpsEXCEED
Center for Transition and Career Innovation, UMCP Seneca Building Suite 1100, 4716 Pontiac St.,
College Park, MD 21013
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Program Contact Amy Dwyre D'Agati
Email adwyre@umd.edu
Phone 443-416-4078
Website https://www.ihehub-umd.org/terps-exceed
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TerpsEXCEED is a 2-year certificate program at the University of Maryland College Park for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not be able to apply and attend UMCP through a traditional pathway. This is a nondegree program that culminates in a UMD certificate which includes a transcript of all students’ academic coursework (audit and P/F allowed) that is aligned with students’ career interests. In addition, students will participate in career development activities (work experiences, internships and paid jobs) as well as campus life activities (events, clubs, social groups, dorm activities).
TerpsEXCEED students will be UMD students, like typical incoming freshman – with student IDs and email accounts, access to UMD facilities, activities, and student organizations, and the choice to live on campus in dorms. Extra supports will be provided by TerpsEXCEED staff and a network of trained UMD student Peer Mentors.

Program information submitted: July 23, 2021

General
Public or private: Public
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
Number of students: 0
This program will be serving students in: 2021-2022
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: January
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 60.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: We are launching with the first cohort of 2 students in the Fall of 2021
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $14000.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $40000.00
Room and board: $13500.00
Program fees: $7500.00
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
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
  • We are working with state Vocational Rehabilitation and Developmental Disabilities Administration to develop options. Alumni gifts from Alison Clarvit, and Ellen and Paul T. Gaske Foundation
Scholarships available: Establishing a tuition scholarship through the UMD Development Office
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access: Students take undergraduate courses that match their interests and align with a career plan, and allow audit. They also enroll in an Internship course.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes: Students take a College and Career Prep course that aligns with an undergraduate Peer Mentoring Training course. TerpsEXCEED students receive 3 credits for this course, and are acclimated to college life and matched with peer mentors.
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certification from the UMD Office of Extended Studies
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
We offer the following specialized credentials: The internship course is run through the UMD Career Center
Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: We are launching in Fall 2021 and will have more information after the first semester