Compass

Bethel Compass Transitions Program is a support network for incoming students who are on the Autism Spectrum or have a diagnosis of ADD, ADHD or Anxiety Disorder (related to performance and social situations). It provides opportunities to build social networks, develop targeted skills to facilitate a successful integration into the college community and the opportunity to have a successful transition experience.

This process begins with Pre-Orientation and continues with 12 weekly events full of learning, fun and developing friendships.

View our 2014 Compass schedule to get the details!

Weekly sessions include:

  • Social Skills
  • Executive Function
  • Study Skills
  • Assistive Technology
  • Executive Function
  • Assistive Technology
  • Social Skills
  • Study skills
  • Self Determination
  • Self Determination
  • Self Advocacy
  • Self Advocacy
  • Culminating Event

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bethel Compass Transitions Program (BCTP) or Compass?

Compass is a support network for incoming students who are on the Autism Spectrum or have a diagnosis of ADD, ADHD or Anxiety Disorder (related to performance and social situations). It provides opportunities to build social networks, develop targeted skills to facilitate a successful integration into the college community and the opportunity to have a successful transition experience.

Who is Compass for?

Compass is designed for incoming students (freshmen or transfer) who have a diagnosis of ASD, ADD, ADHD or Social Anxiety Disorder diagnosis.

Why should I participate in Compass?

Students who participate in Compass develop valuable skills that support their transition to college, they work closely with peer mentors and program facilitators to develop and practice skills through exciting and interactive activities. Some examples of skills we will develop include organization, time management, study skills, self advocacy, self determination and social skills development.

Does it cost to participate in Compass?

No. Participation in Compass is free, but space is limited.

If I participate in Compass does it replace Welcome Week?

No. Compass takes place the Wednesday before Welcome Week thus allowing you 1 extra day. Students transition directly from Compass into Welcome Week.

Can my family participate in Compass with me?

Families are more than welcome to join you during the Pre-orientation schedule on Wednesday and during Welcome Week. There will be a special session just for parents and students called Making the Transition.

Compass Pre-Orientation
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
AC300 

  • 9-9:45 a.m. Move-In ( student ID) Student Life BC 259
  • 10:10-10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions with Compass team
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m. Devotions
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m. Ice Breakers & Door Prizes
  • 11:15-11:45 a.m. The Student Experience
  • Noon - 1 p.m. Welcome Lunch - DC
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. Compass Overview - Building the Connection
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. Resource Passport - The Garage (4th Fl. BC)
  • 3:25-5 p.m. Advising, Technology at Bethel, Meeting with the DS staff Buy your textbooks, applying for on campus jobs, Group photos, Wrap up & Evaluation
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner with Compass Mentors
  • 7 p.m. Early arrival event