Connect

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Connect is a student-centered program for neurodivergent students with the goal of promoting academic and social competency, self-advocacy, interpersonal skills, independent living, and social integration from pre-admission through the college experience.

Free! Virtual Open House and Information Session will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Two sessions will be offered: from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. -8 p.m. via Zoom. The same topics will be discussed in each session and the same Zoom link will be used in each session. The Connect faculty and staff will discuss the program, admission requirements, the curriculum and our facilities. You will be able to attend the session using any type of device that has internet access: PC, Mac, tablet, even a smartphone. Click here to RSVP. 

Connect Offers: 

  • A student-centered approach.
  • Individual and small group academic coaching.
  • Peer mentoring.
  • Assistance with collaboration across campus with the Center for Access and Disability (Access), Housing and Residence Life, Career Services Center, Academic Learning Services: Writing and Subject Tutoring, Health Services, and more.
  • Connect course (1 credit) to assist with the transition to college.
  • Summer Connect Program
  • Sensory Room
  • Weekly scheduled study hours, as needed.
  • Structured and unstructured social hours available.
  • Planned social events in conjunction with the student organization, the L.E.A.D. Club (Leadership, Education and Awareness of Disabilities).
  • A campus advisory board comprised of faculty, staff, administrators, parents and students focused on community engagement.  
  • Psycho-educational assessments to support accommodation requests may be available to those who qualify.
  • Family resources

2024 Summer Connect Program
Our third annual Connect summer program at Molloy University will be a hybrid course, which will run over the course of two weeks: In-person meetings will be from 9am - 3pm on Tuesday-Thursday July 16-18, and Tuesday-Thursday July 23-25. The remaining class time will be conducted online, asynchronously. The program is designed for neurodivergent individuals who are college-ready or currently enrolled. The daily in-person program will include a variety of activities to orient students identifying as neurodivergent to the college experience.  Prior to the daily program, the student CONNECT experience begins with a program orientation and initial class meeting June Date TBA.  It will be held in the Larini Room (2nd Floor of Public Square) from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Following this June event, students will engage in a holistic, hybrid course integrating strengths-based methodology across the curriculum.  Following the initial June class meeting, course engagement will occur asynchronously online, and then resume face-to-face meetings during the July 15 and 22 Connect weeks.  While participating in the multi-faceted, face-to-face course activities, students will simultaneously engage with peers within the university atmosphere.  At the conclusion of the experience, attendees will have earned one college credit and be further prepared for a successful campus experience in September.  Students can attend on a non-credit basic or take the summer program for 1 college credit. The program tuition to attend on a non-credit basis for $650 and to attend for 1 college credit is $1,200 plus fees.

A Virtual Open House and Information Session will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from TBA via Zoom. The Connect faculty and staff will discuss the program, admission requirements, the curriculum and our facilities. You will be able to attend the session using any type of device that has internet access: PC, Mac, tablet, even a smartphone. Click here to RSVP. 

Connect Summer Program for Neurodivergent Student's Application

Please click here and complete this online application by April 18, 2024 and have a teacher, guidance counselor, or advisor send a letter of recommendation to Connect@molloy.edu with the subject: Recommendation for Connect Summer Program. The letter of recommendation should include the following: the applicant's name, the school where the recommender works, the recommender's job title, the recommender's relationship to the applicant, the length of time that the recommender has known the applicant, the recommender's views about whether the student is prepared to attend college, a description of the applicant's strengths, interests, weaknesses, and supports needed for success.

Connect Full Year (Fall 2024/Spring 2025) Program for Neurodivergent Student's Application

Please click here and complete this online application by June 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted after that date on a space available basis. Please have a teacher, guidance counselor, or advisor send a letter of recommendation to Connect@molloy.edu with the subject: Recommendation for Connect Full Year Program. The letter of recommendation should include the following: the applicant's name, the school where the recommender works, the recommender's job title, the recommender's relationship to the applicant, the length of time that the recommender has known the applicant, the recommender's views about whether the student is prepared to attend college, a description of the applicant's strengths, interests, weaknesses, and supports needed for success.

Office of Continuing Education and Professional Studies


Continuing Education and Professional Studies

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