900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697
Transition and Career Studies (TCS) at Georgian Court University is a four-year residential transition and postsecondary inclusive college-based program for students with intellectual disabilities. TCS admitted our first cohort of students in Fall of 2021. TCS is a residential program with a strong career-development focus, embedded in a small, private, Catholic liberal arts university. The program is grounded in GCU’s core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.
Program information submitted: March 25, 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:||
|Number of students:||0|
|This program will be serving students in:||2021-2022|
|Program serves students who have left high school?||Some of our students have left high school|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||4/15/2021 (But we have rolling admissions on a space-available basis) NOTE: This is the deadline for F2021 only.|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|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||0.00%|
|Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one||0.00%|
|Notes on acceptance and attendance:||
We will be accepting our first students for Fall 2021.
|Average student tuition and fees for the current school year||$33843.00|
|Room and board:||$11424.00|
|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:||
We have not yet established scholarships, but are actively working to develop a scholarship program. We are also applying for CTP status and anticipate having that status before F2021.
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Students take general education courses on a not-for-credit basis, with accommodations and modified requirements. In addition, students select elective credits in a person-centered planning process.
|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:||
Courses that are designated for TCS students fall in two major categories: These include courses designed to provide academic and social support for students, and career-readiness courses, including practica and internships.
|Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program:||About half the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||The certificate is a Georgian Court University Board-certified Certificate of Completion.|
|Is the credential IHE-approved?||Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||0%|
|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:||
Participants complete practica in their second and third years, and internships in their fourth year. All GCU students complete service learning, and TCS students will participate in this as well.
|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:||
We don't have any students on our campus yet, so they have not yet participated in any programming, but they will have access to our student life programming.