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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
Facebook link to program Facebook page

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 23, 2022

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: 17-25
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 $9000.00
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
  • Local School District funds
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
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? Yes
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
Students take STEM-related courses? No
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 75-99%
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: TOPS Certificate of Completion
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? No
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 100%
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
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events