Application Deadline: December 1
Thank you for your interest in applying to our program.
Please contact our office should you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
We will begin taking applications for the cohort for year 2017-18 in October 2016. Application forms are in pdf formatting and are filable forms. Completed applications are due December 1st.
Please also complete the Appstate application for Undergraduate Non Degree Seeking students via the Admissions page.
Requirements for Admission to the SDA Program
Must be between 18 to 25 years of age at the time of admission
Must have documentation implicating intellectual disability
Enrolled in or has completed an occupational course of study (OCS) or similar program
Should have defined academic, career, and personal goals
Must have good written and oral communication skills
Must have healthy social interaction skills
Needs to be independent with personal hygiene and self-care
- A sense of emotional well being and willingness to try new things
Please do not send more than the required materials and please send all of the materials in one packet.
Completed application (most up to date version will be accessible from this site by September 30)
- Writing sample in the form of a letter of intention completed by the applicant
- Personal Inventory completed by the applicant
Letters of reference and completed reference forms: please insure that references have provided an answer to the questions on the form and have filled out the check boxes
Official high school transcript/ program transcript and/or Community college transcript if applicable
Most recent 2 IEP's
Current psychological evaluation from high school or later
Portfolio of work examples: writing, math, and an elective (career prep, social studies, science, art, etc.),examples of your hobbies, work activities or other interests
Evidence of community involvement which may include a letter from an employer or supervisor with a description of duties.
Application Process Timeline
Completed applications are due by December 1st and are then reviewed by the SDA Program Admissions Committee in December and January
- First round of virtual interviews are conducted late January and February
Qualified applicants and their families are invited to ASU for an overnight visit, assessment, and interview in March.
Applicants are selected by mid April. Letters are sent out by the university notifying applicants.
Applicants must accept or deny admission by May 1st.
Note: Applicants are encouraged to reapply subsequent years if they are not initially accepted.
|SDAP Application Pt 1 2016.pdf||187.83 KB|
|SDAP Application Pt 2 Recommendation Forms 2016 .pdf||148.05 KB|
|SDAP Application Pt 3 Release:Waivers & Video instructions 2016.pdf||92.58 KB|