Turnbridge Academy academic advisors help clients at all educational levels. Whether completing high school, transitioning from high school to college, transferring from one college to another, or moving on to post-secondary education, our team offers the experience and resources needed to help reach the next academic milestone.
Pursuing Higher Education
Turnbridge helps its clients overcome the adversities of addiction and substance use disorder to experience the promise of higher education. Our academic advisors cultivate relationships with colleges and universities in New Haven and surrounding areas to provide our clients with a range of high-quality educational options that they can attend while receiving treatment.
To give students in recovery the specialized attention and consideration they need to regain academic progress, we establish special relationships with colleges and universities dedicated to helping non-traditional students. Partnerships with the University of New Haven and Albertus Magnus College give Turnbridge clients access to dedicated admissions officers trained in the needs of students being treated for substance use and mental health disorders. These admissions officers are adept at distinguishing problems in an academic record resulting from the symptoms of addiction from a student’s normal level of function. They act as stewards in the admissions process and ensure that willing and able students are not held back from higher education by disease and mental illness.
Turnbridge Academic Advisors also work with Yale University, Southern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, Gateway Community College, as well as a range of distance learning programs.
Transitioning from life in treatment to college life can be challenging for people early in recovery. The increased personal freedoms and experimentation often associated with college life poses risks to people learning to resist triggers, continue ongoing treatment, and maintain positive self-care. Turnbridge helps clients prepare for this new environment and can identify available resources to facilitate a safe and smooth transition.