Graduate Transition Program GTP

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About the GTP Program

The Graduate Transition Program at Montgomery College on the Rockville Campus, is a custom-tailored and learning
community program that offers students a unique postsecondary opportunity to further their formal education.
The objective of the program is to enable students, while in a supportive college environment, to transition to greater
independent living through developmentally appropriate educational, vocational, and life-skill services. This two-year,
tuition-based, credit-free certificate program that began in 2001, focuses on basic academic skills and enhances
students’ potential success as productive citizens in the community.

The College schedule consists of two 14-week semesters, for two years. Students receive academic instruction 3 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Small class sizes, experienced faculty and staff, and individual classroom  assistants  encourage an interactive and dynamic learning environment designed specifically for students with special needs. Classes offered include reading and writing, science, health, anatomy, world history and current events, communications and public speaking, art, computers, and more.

Our mission is to empower individuals to live, learn, work, and participate in the social fabric of our community. We believe, given the opportunity and proper support, all individuals can achieve academic success, successful careers, and personal growth.


A Unique College Experience

Montgomery College Workforce Development
& Continuing Education provides…
  • Welcoming environment
  • College campus setting
  • Specifically tailored curriculum
  • Professional, experienced faculty and staff
  • Classroom assistance
  • Small class size
  • Opportunities to build supportive
    relationships with faculty and peers

Enrollment and Admission

The Graduate Transition Program is open to students who have exited from special education high school programs, have a minimum reading level of third grade, have basic conversational skills, independent self-help skills, ability to navigate the College campus independently, and abide by Montgomery College’s Student Code of Conduct.
Limited scholarships available.

Special thanks and acknowledgment for their generous endowments towards Challenge and GTP Program scholarships:
  • DC-RSA Services
  • The HCS Foundation / The HSC Healthcare System (link goes here)
  • Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
  • Montgomery College Foundation
  • Jerome S & Grace H. Murray Foundation
  • Potomac Community Resources, Inc.
  • Bob and Linda Youngentob
  • Montgomery College WD&CE scholarships
  • Private donations
a happy graduate
Program Partners

Potomac Community Resources, Inc.

Serving Teens and Adults with Developmental Differences

Potomac Community Resources, Inc. (PCR) promotes the full inclusion into community life of teens and adults with developmental differences by providing over 35 therapeutic, recreational, social, educational, and respite care programs. Learn more about Potomac Community Resources, Inc. 

SEEC, Project Search 

Project SEARCH is a one-year school-to-work transition program designed for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are either in their last year of high school or are recent graduates. The Project SEARCH program model was developed at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1996 and has been duplicated more than 200 times nationwide and in five countries. Through this program, young adults develop the tools necessary for employment, and skills needed for self determination, management and self advocacy. Learn more about SEEC, Project Search


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