Admission to Concordia College is based upon a wide range of criteria designed to identify a student body with integrity, high academic standards, and serious educational and personal goals. True to the College’s commitment to individualized education, each application receives a confidential and in-depth reading. 

When making the admission decision, the Admission Committee considers many things, including the difficulty of an applicant’s overall curriculum, performance in that curriculum, rank in class, quality of the high school, recommendations, test scores, personal statement, interview, recent grade trends, and general contributions to school, church, and community. Concordia College does not discriminate against applicants on any basis and is positively attentive to race, gender, age, and disability.

Undergraduate Admission

The College requires undergraduate applicants to possess either a high school diploma or G.E.D./T.A.S.C. and strongly recommends applicants have successfully taken a college preparatory curriculum that includes:

  1. Four years of english
  2. Three years of mathematics, including two years of algebra and one of geometry (Sequential One, Two, and Three in New York)
  3. Four years of social studies
  4. Two years of laboratory science
  5. Two years of a foreign language

Provisional Admission

Applicants that do not meet the stated admission requirements may be asked to submit additional information to support their request for admission.

Admission Process for First-Year Students

Concordia offers students the opportunity to apply via regular or non-binding early action programs. In both programs, students must submit the following documents:

  1. An application: The Common Application or Concordia online application(www.concordia-ny.edu/apply
  2. A $60 domestic application fee or $100 international student application fee(fees only apply to the Common Application)
  3. An official high school transcript or GED/TASC Score Report
  4. Official SAT or ACT scores(Optional)
  5. School Report form  (The Common Application only)
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Personal Essay

Admission Criteria for First-Year Nursing Candidates

  1. Any traditional student who wishes to be admitted to the College for the nursing program may be admitted to the College in accordance with the Admission Criteria for in-coming first year/transfer students as Nursing Candidates. 
  • All traditional students admitted to Concordia as Nursing Candidates must apply for admission to the Nursing Program and are accepted into the Nursing Program based on Nursing program criteria. Progression criteria into the Nursing Program is the same for any student who is a Nursing Candidate.

Admission Criteria for First-Year/Transfer Radiologic Technologies

Students, whether traditional first-years or transfer students, are required to have and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Students are required to maintain a minimum final grade of B in all required program courses. Students are also required to maintain a final grade of C+ or better in required support courses. All students will be required to undergo an interview prior to admission. 

Home-Schooled Applicants

Although Concordia uses the same criteria to evaluate all applicants, in addition to “traditional” application requirements, home-schooled applicants must submit the following with their application:

  1. Either a transcript from the home-school correspondence program or an official Report of Academic Credentials from an accredited agency or an HSE or TASC
  2. A letter of reference from a tutor, evaluator, or teacher who is not a family member
  3. An interview with an admissions counselor is required

Early Action

Students who are highly interested in Concordia may apply for admission via the Early Action Program. Under Early Action, students complete their application by November 15 and are notified of their admission decision beginning December 1. Any student not granted admission under the Concordia Early Action Program will automatically be reconsidered for the Regular Decision program beginning January 15. Students accepted in the Early Action Program are required to submit their $300 non-refundable deposit by May 1.

Regular Decision

In this program, students apply for admission by the March 15 application deadline. Applications and decisions offered after the March 15 deadline will be made on a space-available basis.

Concordia’s First-Year Academic Student Success Program provides a conditional admission to Concordia College New York for students who do not meet our standard admission criteria but do possess the potential for academic success. Students who partake in the First-Year Academic Student Success Program  will be required to meet the following conditions:

  • Sign a learning contract and develop individualized achievement plan with the first-year academic Student Success Program advisor
  • Attend weekly meetings with the first-year academic Student Success Program advisor, faculty and student mentors
  • Participate in academic, cultural, and social seminars during the academic year
  • Maintain a minimum academic GPA of a 2.0 while earning 12 credits each semester for the first-year

Notification

Admission decisions are sent to regular decision candidates beginning January 15. Decisions for students who have applied before January 15 will be sent then and will continue until the class is filled.

When to Commit to Concordia

Accepted students who have decided to attend Concordia should submit their non-refundable $300 admission deposit ($500 for international students) by May 1. Students who deposit after May 1 will be subject to space limitations.

Important Dates

Date Event
October 1 FAFSA filing begins
November 15 Early Action application deadline
December 1 Early Action notification begins
January 15 Regular Decision notification begins
March 15 Regular Decision application deadline
April 1 FAFSA priority deadline
May 1 Tuition Deposit due

Wait-List

The College may assign some applicants to a wait-list. Students assigned to the wait-list may be admitted later in the year if space becomes available. Students who are assigned to the wait-list may contact the Office of Admission to see where their position on the list is,and the list history in previous years.

Early Admission

Early admission is an option open to a few high school Juniors who wish to begin at Concordia College a year early. To be a serious candidate, students must:

  1. Be in the top 10% of their class, in a college preparatory curriculum
  2. Have SAT or ACT scores well above average
  3. Have completed all graduation requirements except Senior English
  4. Have a high level of maturity

To apply for early admission, students must submit all forms listed previously. In addition:

  1. The student and parents must each a submit letter stating the reasons for requesting early admission
  2. The high school principal or designated school official must file a letter certifying that the student will receive his or her high school diploma after successfully completing the first year at Concordia

Deferring Admission

Accepted students may defer their offer of admission for up to one year by notifying the Office of Admission of their intention in writing. Students who defer should send a letter indicating their intent along with the $300 non-refundable admission deposit.

Readmission

Students who have withdrawn or have been dismissed from the College, for longer that one year, must apply for readmission. Candidates should complete an online application to request readmission from the Office of Admission. If the student has attended classes at another college or university in the interim, official transcripts must be sent from each institution attended. Students who are on a “Leave of Absence” should refer to the “Leave of Absence Policy”.

International Student Admission

Concordia College has a long tradition of serving students from around the world. International students enjoy the College’s quality education, proximity to New York City, and safety of the Bronxville campus. To be considered a degree-seeking student, an international applicant must submit:

  1. An application for admission
  2. A $100 application fee(Common Application only)
  3. Official or certified copies of academic records from all secondary schools and universities attended. Records must include the subjects studied, grades/marks attained, and an explanation of the grading system. External examination results and school-leaving certificates must be included. If the records are not in English, they should be submitted in the original language and be accompanied by a literal translation
  4. Proof of English Proficiency TOEFL (IBT score 74), IELTS (score 6.0), or equivalent score on an acceptable language proficiency exam; intermediate-level or high-level certificate from an accredited language school; SAT Critical Reading score of 500 or better; or granted a waiver by demonstrating English proficiency based on one or more of the following requirements:
    • Applicants from countries where English is the official language, including students from the following countries: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Scotland, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, U.S. Pacific Trust
    • Applicants from Norway with Level 4 or above in English
    • Applicants from Sweden with a grade of VG (“C” on the new scale) or above in English
    • Applicants who have graduated from an American high school in the U.S. or abroad
    • Applicants who have completed 12+ credits at an American college or university in the U.S. or abroad
    • Applicants who have taken an English course at an American college or university with a grade of a “C” or better
    • Applicants who have completed a degree in a country where English is the primary language and this degree is from an institution where English is the primary medium of instruction
    • Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) English B Standard Level (SL) and received a score of a 4 or better, or have an 80% average in English B HL/SL at the time of application
    • Applicants who have taken the AP English Composition and Literature Exam and received a score of 3 or better
  5. School Report Form (first-year students)
  6. A personal statement
  7. The Supplemental Form; and Application for Form I-20. Before the USCIS
  8. Form I-20 can be issued by the College, the student must complete this application, which includes information about the family’s financial circumstances and how the family will meet the College’s educational costs
  9. The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional third-party document verification and certification

For initial admission as a first-year student, three years of completed secondary or high school coursework is required.

International students may be required to take English as a Second Language courses. Students interested in the English as a Second Language program should see the instructions in that section.

Admission with a Graduate Equivalency Degree (H.S.E.) or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)

Many states offer a high school equivalency test via the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™) or H.S.E. G.E.D.s. These exams are occasionally accepted in place of a regular high school diploma. However, applicants with a H.S.E  G.E.D./T.A.S.C. will receive close scrutiny to determine if they have the appropriate academic experience to succeed at Concordia. Applicants must have a minimum score of 50/500 (GED/TASC) in each sub-category. Applicants with a G.E.D./T.A.S.C. must include a detailed personal essay discussing why they left school and why they wish to enroll at Concordia. A personal interview is also required.

College Credit While in High School

Entering first-year students who have taken college courses during their Junior or Senior high school years or in the summer prior to entering Concordia must report the work to the Office of Admission. At the student’s request, the College Registrar will determine whether the work will receive Concordia credit.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Concordia College recognizes Advanced Placement test scores for course credit with scores of 3 and above. For each course presented and accepted, up to four semester hours of credit may be granted and applied to the student’s program as appropriate, to a maximum of 30 credit hours.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

Concordia College recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) and accepts individual course credit for higher level (HL) IB courses with test scores of 4, 5, 6, or 7. For each course presented and accepted, up to four semester hours of credit may be granted to use in the student’s program as appropriate, to a maximum of 30 hours. No credit will be granted for standard level (SL) courses.

Part-Time Admission

Simplified part-time applications for non-matriculating students are available for those registering for fewer than 12 credit hours per semester. Such applicants are assisted in course registration by the Registrar. Part-time students who wish to matriculate must apply to the College in the standard way.

Undergraduate Transfer

  1. Applicants must be eligible to return to their most recent college and have an overall GPA above 2.0
  2. The admission decision overall GPA will be calculated by the Office of Admission. Courses with grades of C- or below will not be accepted for transfer, but will be calculated into the GPA for admission decision purposes
  3. Work presented for transfer must be from regionally accredited colleges and is subject to final evaluation by the College Registrar’s Office

Undergraduate Transfer Admission (for Non-Nursing Candidates)

Transfer students should submit the following documents for fall by July 1 and for spring semester by November 1: (Note: Due to limited campus housing options students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to see if campus housing is desired.)

  1. An application for admission
  2. A $60 application fee(Only for the Common Application)
  3. If fewer than 28 college credits have been earned, an official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores must be provided
  4. An official high school transcript or GED/TASC must be provided unless the student has received an associate’s or bachelor’s degree
  5. Official transcripts from all colleges, universities, and any other post-secondary institutions previously attended
  6. A personal essay
  7. Letter of Recommendation (one)

Undergraduate Transfer Nursing Admission (for Nursing Candidates)

Applicants looking to enter our B.S. in Nursing program must apply as a Nursing Candidate. In addition to the criteria and requirements for transfer students, potential applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  2. Successful completion of some of the following Concordia prerequisite courses with a minimum final grade of C+ and above or a minimum final grade of B and above for prerequisite transfer courses including:
    • Anatomy and Physiology, I (with Lab)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II (with Lab)
    • Microbiology (with Lab)
    • Heredity & Society (Genetics)
    • Elements of Inorganic, Organic & Biochemistry
    • General Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology I (birth through childhood)
    • Developmental Psychology II (adolescence through adulthood).
  3. Successful achievement of at least the Proficiency Level on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (Test) within 9 months prior to application to the Nursing Program.

Note: Upon admission as a nursing candidate, students must successfully complete all prerequisite courses for application to the Nursing Program.

Undergraduate RN-BS Nursing Completion Program Admission

The RN-BS completion program is designed for registered nurses seeking a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. Admission criteria for the RN-BS Completion program are:

  1. Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree in Nursing or, Diploma in Nursing (30 credits accepted for New York State license)
  2. An active license to practice professional nursing
  3. A minimum of a 2.5 College Transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale

Students may transfer up to 90 credits in fulfillment of the degree. 9 credits can be considered for VLE approval. 30 credits must be taken with Concordia College New York.

Pre-Requisite Courses

Students are strongly encouraged to successfully complete as many of the following Pre-Requisite Courses (earning final course grades of C+ and above) before applying for the ICT, but are not required for admission:

BIO 215HEREDITY AND SOCIETY3
BIO 272HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II3
CHM 171INORGANIC/ORGANIC/BIOCHEMISTRY3
BIO 373LGENERAL MICROBIOLOGY LAB1
BIO 373GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY3
BIO 272LHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB1
BIO 271HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I3
BIO 271LHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB1
PSY 181GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSY 281DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY I3
PSY 291DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY II3

Post-Baccalaureate Nursing

The College offers a second-degree program for students wishing to enter the nursing field. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is an accelerated, 15-month, day program. Completed applications must be submitted no later than March 15th prior to fall enrollment.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed Online Application(Concordia-ny.edu/apply)
  2. Résumé
  3. Official transcripts from all schools attended
  4. Completion of all the following (prerequisite) Courses with lab within the past 5 years with a minimum of a “B” in each course: Chemistry (4 credits), Microbiology (4 credits), Anatomy and Physiology I &II (8 credits)
  5. Completion of a college bachelor’s degree program with a 3.0 cum GPA or higher
  6. Successful achievement of at least the Proficiency Level on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Test) within 12 months of the applicant’s proposed admission to the Nursing Program.  One retake per year is permitted
  7. Once the above items have been submitted, students will then conclude the process by interviewing with the Dean of Health Sciences & Nursing. The admission decision will be made after all steps are completed and requirements are met

Accelerated Degree Programs Adult Student Admission

The College welcomes adult students who wish to undertake academic course work or regular academic programs. As an alternative to the more traditional academic programs, students are especially directed to the accelerated degree programs in Behavioral Science, Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Health Studies, and Liberal Studies.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements to the Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree Program:

  1. It is recommended(not required) students have at least five (5) years of relevant work experience
  2. Students must be at least 22 years of age
  3. Students with fewer than 60 credits must enroll in the College’s Associate Degree Program. Upon completion of 60 credits, students will continue in the Bachelor’s Degree Program. Students with more than 60 credits will directly enroll in the Bachelor Program. Only grades of “C” or higher are accepted in transfer; and (C- grades and below are not accepted)
  4. Students who have not earned at least an associate’s degree must submit an official high school transcript or High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma and test scores/Test Assessing Secondary Completion, TASC™ (formally General Educational Development, GED®)
  5. Submit official college transcripts

Admission Process

A potential candidate for Adult Education must complete the following to be admitted to Concordia College:

  1. Schedule and attend a meeting with a member of the Office of Admission
  2. Submit online application(Concordia-ny.edu/apply) and tuition deposit
  3. Submit high school transcript, High School Equivalency (HSE), diploma and test scores/ Test Assessing Secondary Completion, TASC™ (formerly General Educational Development, GED®, if applicable) and other transcripts from previous institutions for assessment
  4. Submit work résume
  5. Take placement tests (if applicable)

Admission to the Master of Science-Education Programs

Special Childhood Education 1-6 or Special Early Childhood Education Birth - Grade 2

For applicants who hold Initial New York State Teaching Certification, in order to be considered for admission, the candidate must submit:

  1. A completed graduate online application(Concordia-ny.edu/apply) 
  2. Official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
    1. The transcripts should reflect the completion of a major in a liberal arts or science discipline and a graduating GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale. Student transcripts must include proof of meeting all NYSED Liberal Arts Requirements. Concordia requires a grade of “C” or better in the Liberal Arts General Core with at least a “B” or better in a Mathematics or Writing Course.
  3. GRE Test Scores required and 150 average score(verbal and quantitative reasoning) is preferred. GRE may be waived if student holds a current New York State teacher's certification and holds a graduate degree
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. An essay (300-500 words in length) describing a personal philosophy of education
  6. Statement of intent and rationale for pursuing the degree
  7. A current résumé.

Once the above items have been submitted, academically qualified students will conclude the process with an interview with a faculty member of the Graduate Program and a passing score on a writing sample.

M.S.ED. in Special Childhood Education/Childhood Education, Grades 1 - 6 or Early Childhood Special Education/Early Childhood Education, Birth - Grade 2

In addition to criteria listed above, candidates for this programs must also take undergraduate or graduate courses in artistic expression, communication, written analysis and expression, information retrieval, concepts in history and social sciences, humanities, a language other than English, introduction to special education, and scientific and mathematical processes must be successfully completed according to NYSED requirements.

Admission to 5-Year Childhood Education/M.S. Ed. Childhood/B.A. Childhood Education/M.S. Ed Childhood Education

Applicants seeking admission to the 5-year B.A./ M.S. Ed. Program in Education will be required to meet the College admission criteria in addition to the criteria listed below:

  1. A minimum high school GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  2. A minimum composite SAT score of 1080 or a minimum ACT composite score of 21. Applicants accepted are directly admitted to the 5 year program and will be required to maintain a 2.9 GPA overall and a 3.2 GPA within their education courses
  3. Students must take the GRE prior to the 5th year

Note: Students who do not meet the admission criteria for our 5 year program may be offered standard admission to our Education Program. All Concordia students who hold Junior status and have an existing overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and a recommended Program of Study GPA of 3.0 may apply through our Intra-Campus Transfer process.

Intra-College Transfer (JCT) Application Process for Admission to 5-Year B.A. Childhood Education/M.S. Ed. Childhood Special Education

Current Concordia College students with Junior status who are not matriculated in the 5-year B.A./ M.S.Ed. Program, may apply for admission through our ICT process. Applicants may apply for ICT Admission through the Registrar’s office. ICT Admission will be offered on a space-available basis. Admission decisions will be made by the Teacher Education Program.

Admission Requirements

  1. Hold Junior status at Concordia College New York
  2. A minimum overall GPA of a 3.2 and a recommended current Program of Study GPA of 3.2 is suggested for consideration, but does not guarantee admission, due to space availability
  3. Upon admission, students must notify the Teacher Education Program within 15 days of the letter of admission to secure enrollment into the 5 year program
  4. Students must take the GRE prior to the 5th year

Transfer Admission to 5-Year B.A./M.S. Ed. Program in Education
5-Year B.A. Childhood Education/M.S. Ed. Childhood Special Education

Applicants looking to enter our 5-year B.A./M.S.Ed. Program in Education must apply directly to the 5 year program. In addition to the criteria and requirements for transfer students, potential applicants will need to meet the following criteria for consideration:

  1. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  2. If fewer than 28 college credits have been earned SAT or ACT score must be provided
  3. An official high school transcript or GED/TASC must be provided unless the student has received an associate’s or bachelor’s degree
  4. Students must take the GRE prior to the 5th year

Non-Matriculated Students:

Students may take up to 6 credits of graduate course work prior to formal acceptance into the program.  After 6 credits, students will need to complete the application process for admittance into the master’s program.  

Admission to the M.S. Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  1. A completed graduate online application (concordia-ny.edu/apply)
  2. Official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
    1. The transcripts should reflect a bachelor’s degree with a graduating GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited institution. Transcripts must also reflect at least 12 credits in any language other than English.
  3. GRE Test Scores required and 150 average score(verbal and quantitative reasoning) is preferred. GRE may be waived if student holds a current New York State teacher's certification and holds a graduate degree
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. An essay (300-500 words in length) describing a personal philosophy of education
  6. A current résumé
  7. TOFEL Exam may be required

Admission to M.S. in Business Leadership

To be considered for admission, the candidate must submit:

  1. A completed graduate online application(Concordia-ny.edu/apply)
  2. Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
    1. The transcripts should reflect the completion of an undergraduate degree discipline and a graduating GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale.
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. An essay (300-500 words in length) describing at least one reason for choosing the program along with your professional goals
  5. A current résumé.
  6. GRE/GMAT/MAT and TOEFL exams may be required

Falsification of Admission Documents

Any student who enters the College using false information or by omitting required information is subject to penalty, including immediate dismissal without refund.

Special Categories of Admission

Fellows (Honors) Program

The Fellows Program builds on the achievement and intellectual curiosity of academically talented students.  Successful completion of the program results in a Fellows diploma at graduation. The Program is described more fully in the Curriculum Supplements section. New students, as well as current first- and second-year students, may apply to the Fellows Committee for admission to the Program.  If ranked, first-year students should rank in the top 10% of their high school class and show an SAT (Math and Verbal) score of 1270 or above, or an ACT score of 26 or above. Transfer students must present a college cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above. Official transcripts from foreign institutions should be evaluated by current member agencies of NACES, AICE, or AACRAO, or an approved international evaluation by admissions. Program details are available from the Fellows Director, Dr Kate Behr (kate.behr@concordia-ny.edu) or the Office of Admission.

Concordia Connection Program

Concordia Connection is a program for high school graduates with diagnosed learning disabilities who have demonstrated the potential to earn a college degree. The program is designed to build links between the student with particular learning needs and the College, the student’s peers, and the student’s future as an educated person. Enrollment in Concordia Connection is limited to 15 new students per year, providing ample time for students to become intimately acquainted with the people and support programs of the College. Directed by an experienced learning specialist, Concordia Connection assists students in developing individualized learning strategies. The program’s goal is to help students become confident, self-reliant college students who are able to harness their strengths and compensate for challenges in order to learn independently. Program details are available from the Admission Office.

Admission Criteria and Procedures

To be considered for Concordia Connection, the student must be:

  • a high school senior or graduate
  • diagnosed with a learning disability, or have an Individual Education Plan
  • prepared through appropriate high school courses to undertake college academics
  • strongly committed to a college education
  • To be considered for admission, a student must supply all the admission documents previously mentioned, plus:
    • a certified diagnosis of learning disability, which minimally includes a psycho-educational report. This report should include results from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) or the Woodcock Johnson Test of Cognitive Ability-III taken within the past two years, and the most recent Individual Education Plan or 504 Plan
    • a recommendation from a learning specialist who has worked closely with the applicant
    • a guidance counselor’s recommendation
    • an essay describing the nature of his/her learning disability, the effect on his/her learning patterns, and reasons for pursuing higher education
    • an interview to be done in person, or if that is not possible, by telephone
    • upon official acceptance, submit a $6,600 fee (per year)

Impact U

Impact U is a certificate program for students who have exited high school with diagnosed learning disabilities who have demonstrated the potential to live semi-independently and participate in the college lifestyle. The program is designed to build links between the student with the College, the student’s peers, and the student’s future as an educated person. Enrollment in Impact U is limited to 12 students over two years.  The program’s goal is to help students become confident, self-reliant young adults who are able to harness their strengths and compensate for challenges in order to live as independent adults. Students take community classes, may live in residence halls, and can participate in on campus work sites in addition to involvement in student activities.

ADMISSION CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES

To be considered for Impact U, the student must be:

  • a high school graduate or have exited their HS programming
  • diagnosed with a learning disability
  • strongly committed to a college lifestyle
  • Pose no safety risk to themselves or others
  • To be considered for admission, a student must apply through our website at Concordia-ny.edu/apply and supply all admission documents previously mentioned, plus a certified diagnosis of learning disability, which minimally includes a psycho-educational report. This report should include results from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) or the Woodcock Johnson Test of Cognitive Ability-III taken within the past two years, and the most recent Individual Education Plan or 504 Plan

  •  a recommendation from a learning specialist who has worked closely with the applicant

  •  a guidance counselor’s recommendation

  •  an essay describing the nature of his/her learning disability, the effect on his/her learning patterns, and reasons for pursuing higher education

  •  an interview to be done in person, or if that is not possible, by telephone