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Combined Application Process for Logan and Price

The application process for both programs is now online. There are several parts to this process, and Application Checklist will guide you through the steps. The application deadline for Fall 2022 admission is December 3, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We recommend that you download the forms and collect all required documents before you begin the online application form.

*Don't forget to request a transcript from your previous high school/college! Instructions are in the Application Checklist (linked above).

Aggies Elevated Application

Upload Required Documents

Make sure the student's name is included in the file name for each upload. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Student Questionnaire
These questions should be answered by the student. A parent or support person may scribe (type), but all answers should be from the student’s perspective.

Parent Questionnaire
One or both parents may answer these questions. Please be honest and realistic in your answers.

Teacher/Service Provider
Send this link to a teacher or service provider who is currently working with the student and knows them well. This person must be able to speak to the student’s strengths, challenges, and social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. Examples: special education teacher, mental health or behavioral practitioner, disability service or support provider.

 

Important Dates

September 20, 2021 Priority Application period opens for 2022-2023. Aggies Elevated in Logan will accept 10 students; Aggies Elevated in Price will accept 3-5.

December 3, 2021 Submission deadline.

December 6-10, 2021 Review of applications by Application Committee.

December 13, 2021 Applicants will be notified via e-mail if they will be interviewed.

January 4-7, 2022 Interviews via Zoom with top applicants.

February 11, 2022 Visit Day, virtual or in-person as COVID conditions permit.

February 18, 2022 Final application decisions made and acceptance letters mailed for Fall 2022 admission.

March 1-May 2, 2022 Late Application period opens IF there are slots available in the cohorts. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the vacancies are filled.*

June TBA, 2022 Student Orientation and Registration, virtual or in-person as COVID-19 conditions permit.

June 6, 2022 Mandatory Summer Prep Zoom meeting for admitted students & their parents. Time TBA.

June 13-August 8, 2022 Summer Prep course for new students.

August 21-23, 2022 BASE Camp for new and returning students.

August 24-26, 2022 Connections for new students.

August 29, 2022 Classes begin.

*Conditions apply. Contact us for details.

Admissions

If students are able to achieve traditional admission to the University, but require academic support or accommodation, we would be happy to help them access the appropriate services. They may also be eligible to enroll in selected Aggies Elevated coursework with a referral from the Disability Resource Center.

International Students: We are now able to accept applications from international students who hold an E-2 dependent visa.

Guardianship: Applications from students who are under full guardianship will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

Self-Screening Tool

Aggies Elevated serves students between the ages of 18-26 whose primary or secondary diagnosis is Intellectual Disability, Autism, or Traumatic Brain Injury. For eligibility purposes, we define Intellectual Disability as an IQ of 75 or below.  

Admissions Criteria

Potential participants must apply for admission through the Aggies Elevated website. Students do not complete a traditional USU admissions application.

Consideration for admission will be given to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  1. Have been enrolled in a high school special education program that may or may not lead to completion of a regular high school diploma and that does not allow students to complete requirements necessary for regular admission to the University. Evidence of significant limitations in intellectual and cognitive functioning and adaptive behavior must be provided in the application packet in the form of a psychoeducational evaluation, completed within the last three years.

  2. Demonstrate adequate skills to interact with others and navigate campus. Examples may include the following:
    • Oral and/or written communication skills with or without the use of assistive technology.
    • Responding to peers when appropriate.
    • Phone skills.
    • Willing and able to accept correction and constructive criticism.
    • Setting safe boundaries for yourself and others.
    • Ability to navigate a paper or electronic schedule or calendar (getting up independently, getting to class/study groups/meetings on time, ability to add events to schedule/calendar).

  3. Demonstrate safe and socially acceptable behavior that will allow a favorable experience on campus. Acceptable behavior may include the following:
    • Appropriate social communication with peers.
    • Appropriate eating habits.
    • Personal hygiene.
    • Appropriate touch.
    • Body awareness, including appropriate standards of attire.
    • Emotional independence.
    • Some experience with overnight trips away from home (camp, sleepovers with friends, etc.).
    • Structuring long periods of free time without having someone tell you what you should be doing.
    • Adapting to new environments relatively easily.

  4. Be adequately motivated to learn and benefit from their university experience. Motivation may be shown in the following ways:
    • High grades in high school.
    • Recommendations from high school teachers.
    • High attendance record in high school.
    • Participation in high school, church, or community events.
    • Participation in sports or hobbies.
    • Having volunteer or paid work experience.
    • Recommendations from leaders or employers.
    • Having career and personal goals.

  5. Have a current (within three years) psychoeducational evaluation that will be submitted with the application packet as documentation of the student’s disability and functioning. Application packets that are submitted without a current psychoeducational evaluation will not be complete and therefore cannot be considered for Aggies Elevated.

  6. Parents and students must trust that students can make safe decisions without 24/7 supervision and structured programming on the weekends.

  7. Are free of behavioral issues, including (but not limited to): aggressiveness, defiance, running away, self-injury, promiscuousness, or stealing.

  8. Have an expressed interest in living and working as independently as possible in their community after completing the program, with support from families or caregivers to do so.

Apply

The application packet for the 2022-2023 academic year is available at left.

Changes are made to the form each year, so please be sure the application packet that you complete and submit is for the 2022-2023academic year.

Application Fee

Please pay the application fee using the form below. 

Applicant Name (required):

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Schedule a Campus Visit

We look forward to meeting you when you come to Utah State University for a visit! Because Aggies Elevated happens all over campus, scheduling a tour is a 2-step process. Please complete both steps to ensure that program staff will be available to meet with you.

1

Schedule a campus visit. At the bottom of the form, indicate “non-degree seeking” and put “Aggies Elevated” in the comment box. This will reserve your space in the group tour of campus.

 
2

When scheduling, please be aware that most Aggies Elevated staff members are in class and unavailable before noon. Send an email to sue.reeves@usu.edu (Logan campus) or elizabeth.dimond@usu.edu (Price campus) with the date and time of your campus tour, and request an advising appointment with one of our program staff.

 

Virtual Tour

Take the opportunity to visit either the Logan Campus or the Price Campus virtually: