COMPASS is an individually tailored, comprehensive, academic and social support program for a very limited number of college students with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome. COMPASS is offered separately on each of FDU's two New Jersey campuses. The goals of this two year program are

  1. to help each student recognize and make use of existing academic and social strengths,
  2. to aid in the development of new abilities, and
  3. to promote progress toward a higher level of independent functioning.

Students interested in COMPASS must first apply and be accepted to Fairleigh Dickinson University through the general application process at one of FDU's New Jersey campuses. The COMPASS application must be completed fully and submitted, along with all supporting documents, by February 15 of the year of admission.

For more information about COMPASS, please contact the respective COMPASS support office: