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Turning Point Program

Come to our Open House- see the flyers below:Turning Point Students

Open House for Families February 27, 2014

Open House for Schools February 28, 2014


Garden State Pathways to Independence for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Project, also known as Turning Point, is made possible through a grant awarded to Bergen Community College through by U.S. Department of Education.

  • The Turning Point Program will be accepting applications on a rolling admissions basis for the Fall 2014 Semester.
  • Applications will be reviewed at the end of January 2014.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility will be scheduled for a pre-screening meeting with program staff.
  • If the student is eligible, the student may be scheduled for an official interview with the admissions committee.
  • Not all students who get selected for an interview will be admitted to the program.
  • Not all students who apply will be selected for an interview.

The Turning Point program is a unique opportunity for individuals with intellectual disabilities to continue their educational achievement in a higher educational setting. Turning Point focuses on 3 main components:

  1. Academic enrichment.
  2. Social skill development opportunities.
  3. Vocational planning/employment training, unpaid internships

Participants in the program will earn a Certificate of Achievement after completion of the 2 year (full time) program.