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Program Eligibility Criteria

Note: A limited number of applicants will be admitted each year.Cohort Turning Point Student group outside

The decision to offer or deny admission to the program will be made by the Screening Committee in their best judgment and in the best interest of the applicant.  Admission will be based on the following criteria:

  • Students must be between the age 18 to 30 years
  • This is a comprehensive program of study for unique learners who are highly motivated young adults whose "disability" is characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills. **(AAMR, 2005) Applicants will have received extensive special education services in their secondary schools and would have considerable difficulty succeeding in a traditional college program.
  • Students must present a means of communication including basic skills in functional literacy and numeracy
  • Students must demonstrate appropriate student conduct to participate successfully in the program
  • Students must demonstrate a strong desire to continue their education and have ability to benefit 

Please complete all sections of this application. It is acceptable for the applicant to receive support, if needed in completing this section of the application.  You may attach additional information and pages for writing space if needed.  We request all sections be completed in order to assist us in determining this applicant’s admissibility to the program.  All information is confidential and will not be shared with any outside agencies unless written agreement is provided by those filling out the application.