Application for Admission to PATHWAYS
A Program Serving Selected Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders
All applicants applying to Pathways must submit two applications, the
regular application to STAC and the application to Pathways (form below). We can only consider your application to Pathways after you have been formally accepted by the College. However, we encourage you to apply to the College and Pathways simultaneously when possible. The application and supporting documents will be sent to and remain strictly confidential. [email protected]
Date of Birth
College (if transferring)
How Did You Hear About Pathways?
(Please check all that apply)
Application Questions: Please submit answers to the following questions. Be specific in your responses but please limit your responses to no more than 300 words per question.
1. Why do you wish to attend college?
2. What is your diagnosed disability? How would you explain your disability to another person?
3. Why are you interested in the services at Pathways?
4. What are your strengths?
5. What are your weaknesses?
6. What types of accommodations have you used in the past and expect to use in college?
(Disclaimer: reasonable accommodations are provided through Disability Services, not through Pathways)
A complete Pathways application includes the following four documents:
1. Letter of Recommendation: Please provide one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher. Transfer students may submit a recommendation from a college professor.
2. Transcript: Please provide your high school transcripts. Transfer students must also submit all college transcripts.
3. Individual Education Plan: Students who are classified must submit the latest copy of their Individual Education Plan (IEP). Documentation should indicate the student’s classification, placement, long and short-term goals, and the type of assistance received.
4. Diagnostic Assessment: A comprehensive diagnostic assessment indicating a learning disability or attention deficit disorder and administered within the last three years by a certified professional within a school system or state-approved agency, or by a state-approved certified psychologist. The actual psychological and educational reports must be submitted.
This documentation must include:
Measures of cognitive processes, including an adult intelligence test (WAIS-IV preferred; WASI-II will not be accepted), indicating average intelligence or higher.
Measures of achievement, including reading, spelling and written language, and mathematics.
If indicated, measures of receptive and expressive language.
If indicated, screening for attentional difficulties.
Identification and description of the specific learning disability or attention deficit disorder as the primary handicapping condition.
Identification of strengths and weaknesses based on test results and observations.
Specific effects of the learning disability or attention deficit disorder on the student’s current academic performance.
If any of the required documentation listed above is not available at this time, please follow up with a separate email and submit the missing documentation to
. [email protected]
Please note: Academic accommodations for students with disabilities will be provided through the College without charge through the Office of Disability Services. (It is important to realize that post-secondary accommodations may vary, by law, from those offered at the secondary level.) Pathways provides additional services, including individual mentoring sessions and seminars and workshops designed specifically for students with learning disabilities. Only those students who apply, have been accepted, and are enrolled in Pathways may access these services. The College does not discriminate against students, faculty, staff, and other beneficiaries on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, veteran status, or religious affiliation in admission to, or in the provision of its programs and services. The Section 504 Coordinator, the Title IX Coordinator, and the Age Act Coordinator is the Senior Executive Director of Human Resources, Borelli Hall 206E, ext. 4038.