Navigator PREP is a virtual program to help college bound students and parents prepare for the upcoming transition to college, a year before entering Beacon College or other universities in the United States.
- Up to 9 months of skill-based strategies
- For students entering any college in the nation
- Focus on executive functioning, and social and emotional regulation skills
- Unique inclusion of parents
- Individual and group-based instruction with a dedicated transition counselor
The 2021 Navigator PREP programs are full at this time. For students who are attending Beacon College in the fall and were not able to enroll in Navigator PREP, we have created the Navigator PREP – Modified
option. This new modified program includes access to three months of focused newsletters and webinars, providing incoming students with extra confidence and preparation through an early introduction to Beacon faculty and resources. Learn more and register online >
Navigator PREP, under Beacon College’s newly developed Transition Center, is the country’s first virtual transition program for neurodiverse students. Aimed at students entering Beacon College or other universities within the next six to twelve months, Navigator PREP uses a virtual model and a skill-based curriculum to develop students’ executive functioning, social and emotional regulation skills. There is also a focus on providing support to parents, as Navigator PREP actively addresses the separation process and the normative experiences that families go through during this adjustment.
As students and parents develop a ‘tool box’ of skill-based strategies, their Transition Counselor will help frontload essential information regarding campus life, academics, and support services to ensure there is a proactive action plan that enhances post-secondary independence.
Students can enter Navigator PREP anytime from November – May. For the nine-month program, families receive nearly fifty points of contact through individual sessions, webinars, newsletters, and check-ins. All students complete Beacon College’s Transition Questionnaire and receive a final extensive Transition Report that focuses on strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations. For students coming to Beacon College, this report is dispersed throughout support services to help proactively establish a transition plan prior to orientation.
The cost of the program is determined based on the time of enrollment in the program and the college the student chooses to attend.
How it Works
What Students Say
“The overall experience I had was extremely beneficial and helpful. It taught me skills and helped instill confidence about transitioning to College. (My Transition Counselor) was a wonderful instructor and he has my highest thanks!”
“Overall experience was good because I got to tell my concerns to my Transition Counselor. They got to know me as a learner and a person. Now other staff know more about me. Really nice transition to College!”
“It helped me be less nervous about starting college and helped me be more prepared. Creating a scheduled routine for each class helped me have a more organized day.”
What Parents Say
“This was the most helpful high school-to-college transition program I have ever encountered. The communication and coordination of the program were exellent. I felt like the Transition Counselor’s summary of my daughter was accurate and insightful, with specific personalized recommendations that will help.”
“I was truly impressed with the caliber and content of this program and it went beyond my expectations. This program has also managed to engage my daughter so that she has a concept of what is expected of her.”
“The program greatly surpassed our expectations. In addition to giving our daughter a comfort level with her transition, the tangible suggestions and skills the program focused on will maximize her academic and social growth. She also gained a lot of self-awareness and grew during the program.”
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Questions? Call the Transition Center at 352-638-9777