ABLE stands for Academic Bridges to Learning Effectiveness.

Project ABLE is an educationally based, comprehensive learning support program designed specifically for students with psychological, learning, and neurological differences.

The purpose of the program is to provide a “bridge” between the structured and sometimes modified secondary-school setting to the predominantly self-directed college environment.  This is accomplished through the creation and implementation of a student-centered success plan developed collaboratively with a Learning Support Specialist that includes the use of accommodations and services.

Although Centenary University does not modify its curriculum for students with disabilities, Project ABLE compliments a tradition of personalized, quality education which creates a high potential for a successful transition.

Project ABLE emphasizes:

  • Personal responsibility
  • Self-advocacy
  • Independence
  • Remediation of Study Skills & Techniques
  • Development of Self-help skills
  • Personal Reflection

Project ABLE services include:

  • Individual weekly meetings with a Learning Support Specialist
  • Academic Skill Remediation
  • Workshops (e.g. Should You Disclose Your Disability to Employers?)
  • Access to Professional Tutors trained in disability issues
  • Group Counseling (Bridges Support Group)
  • Close academic monitoring
  • Disability Issues Counseling

Admissions Considerations

In the case of a student who is not otherwise qualified for regular admission to Centenary University, special consideration can be given to students whose educational profile is compatible with the established Centenary University curriculum. Such students must commit to full and active participation in the Project ABLE program and must agree to the conditions set forth in an offer of provisional admission to Centenary University. These provisions may include enrolling in Project ABLE and/or the STEP Ahead, Summer Developmental Program.

If an applicant feels that they would benefit from such consideration due to a specific weakness within their application materials, they should check the box at the top of the Application for Intensive Support. This will allow relevant information relating to the applicants qualifications and potential for success to be shared with the Admissions Office. Such information may be used to bolster the applicant’s file for admission to the University.

Students are given an opportunity to re-enroll or opt out of the program each semester around the end of the present semester. Students wishing to opt out of the program must do so in writing prior to the start of the semester.


The fee for the program is determined on a yearly basis.