All classes resume online Monday, March 23. Students must check their Bergen-issued email address and Moodle for directions from faculty. On-campus offices are closed; staff are all working remotely. Details at Bergen.edu/covid19.
Turning Point Program Application Process
- The Admission process is currently open for Fall 2020 and will remain open on a rolling basis.
- The program accepts up to 16 students per year.
- All information received with the application is confidential and not shared with any outside agencies unless there is a written agreement provided by the applicant.
Apply Now: Turning Point Application Period for 2020 has been closed.
- Applications are reviewed by the Admission Committee once a COMPLETE application packet has been received.
- Applicants who meet the criteria for the program will be notified, and invited for an interview with the Admission Committee.
- Applicants who are chosen to move on in the admissions process will be contacted shortly after their interview to schedule another campus visit where they will partake in a shadowing day.
- Applicants selected for admission, applicants who are waitlisted and applicants who are not accepted to the program will be notified via mail by March 31st, 2020.
- Families are required to report how the student will be funded for the program by July 1, 2020
- Students will schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor to choose an elective for the fall semester.
- Students will attend a mandatory late summer orientation.
- Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old.
- A clear and well documented diagnosis of an intellectual disability must be present within the supportive documentation submitted with the application packet. Meaning a disability that is “characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills” (AAIDD definition).
- Applicants must present a means of communication including basic skills in functional literacy and numeracy, which is supported by the submitted documentation.
- Applicants must demonstrate appropriate conduct and level of independence to participate successfully in the program.
- Applicants must demonstrate a strong desire to continue their education, attain competitive employment upon program completion and have the ability to benefit.