- Independent Living
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving Skills Development
These goals exist within the context of an integrated environment, the UMBC campus.
The weekly schedule follows the UMBC academic schedule and is Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4pm. The first year curriculum includes a First Year Seminar for SUCCESS and UMBC degree seeking students, a Service-Learning course, Independent Living and Campus Based Internships.
This initiative offers the SUCCESS students the opportunity to interact with their peers through a wide array of inclusive educational, social and recreational campus-based activities. SUCCESS students are matriculated into UMBC as non-degree, non-credit students and are registered in a series of courses. In addition to these courses, the SUCCESS students participate in activities focused on their reflection on their college journey through photography and journaling, their physical and mental wellness, and their exposure to as many aspects as possible of the UMBC campus and experience. The SUCCESS students will exit this experience with a certificate of completion.
— Have exited high school with a certificate, and be at least 21 and no older than 24
— Be able to read at a 3rd grade level (minimum requirement)
— Have knowledge of basic mathematics and the ability to use a calculator
— Have knowledge of basic keyboarding skills and the ability to use a computer
— Exhibit conduct and behavior that are age appropriate
— Have the ability to function independently for a sustained period of time
— Have the ability to be successful in competitive employment situations
— Have the desire and motivation to complete a postsecondary program
— Have a willingness to complete all assignments with support
Housing is available as a private pay, off campus option — Residential Options.