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Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings: TOPS

Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings: TOPS
Youngstown State University
Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings: TOPS
One University Plaza
Fedor Hall
Youngstown, OH 44455
Program Contact Erika Campolito
Email emcampolito@ysu.edu
Phone (330)941-2437

YSU TOPS supports young adults with intellectual disabilities or autism wishing to participate in college, career, and community learning experiences in preparation for independent living and competitive employment. TOPS aims to improve the ability of young adults with intellectual disabilities or autism to attain greater independence participate in their communities, and achieve successful employment outcomes.

Program information submitted: March 5, 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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 2
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 17
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
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%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $4500.00
Cost of the program:
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)
  • Scholarships
  • Local School District funds
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
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? No
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: YSU TOPS Certificate of Completion
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 100%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 50%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 50%