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Applying for the country roads program is easy. Review the criteria below and submit your application no later than August 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed and accepted until the cohort is full. To allow students to have the best opportunities for success, we are only enrolling eight students each academic year. A small cohort will allow students to build a strong sense of community, encourage active participation and allow more individualized attention.

Admission Criteria

  • Documentation of an intellectual disability, with significant limitations in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior (AAIDD definition).
  • Eligible for IDEA services while in school.
  • Had an IEP while in school.
  • Independently administers and manages medication and medical needs.
  • Reading ability and comprehension is at least at the third-grade level.
  • Utilizes basic functions of technology, such as calculator, cellphone, and computer.
  • 18-26 years-old (measured on August 31).
  • United States citizen.
  • Completed four years of high school education, preferably culminating with a high school diploma or certificate of completion.
  • Able to function independently for a sustained period.
  • Sociable with groups of new people.
  • Able to handle changes in routine.
  • Can take direction to complete assignments.
  • Has the desire and motivation to participate in the college experience.