Applying to CAP

The application deadline for the incoming Fall 2016 class has been extended to March 15, 2016.

Currently Enrolled Students who would like to apply to CAP must submit all documents except the high school transcript and letters of recommendation.
Perspective Students must apply separately to the College and to CAP. Those applying to CAP must have submitted a general College application as per the directions and deadlines given by the Office of Admissions in order to be considered for CAP.
Early Action application deadline is December 1. Applicants who submit all of the required documents by the December 1 deadline, and who have also applied to the College, will be among the first group considered.
Regular application deadline is February 15. Applicants who submit materials after this deadline may be subject to postponement for the coming year due to limited space.
All students who are interested in applying to the program must submit:
  1. A completed CAP Application (essay should be written by applicant)
  2. Disability Diagnosis Form (to be completed by licensed medical professional)
  3. SAT or ACT scores
  4. High school transcript(s) (up to 11th grade)
  5. Official high school attendance report
  6. IEP or 504 (if available)
  7. Two comprehensive letters of recommendation (including Recommendation Grid*) from
    • High school counselor or resource room teacher
    • Classroom teacher
  8. ADHD Verification Form (if applicable)
    *In cases where a school prohibits employees from filling out the Recommendation Grid, the letters of recommendation must reference ALL of the character and ability categories that are noted on the Recommendation Grid. Letters must be sent directly from recommenders.
  9. Appropriate documentation verifying a learning disability. The documentation should be no older than 3 years and prepared by a professional qualified to diagnose a learning disability. It must also include the following:
    • A Psychoeducational Report or Neuropsychological Report
    • A full scale IQ Report with scores and interpretation

Acceptable examples are the Wechsler Adult (Not Children) Intelligence Scale (WAIS) or the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Ability (WJ-III).

Tests must also include the following:

  • Testing procedures followed
  • The instruments used to assess the disability
  • The test results
  • Written interpretation of the test results
The report should also reflect the individual’s present level of functioning in the achievement areas of
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading rate
  • Written expression
  • Writing mechanics
  • Vocabulary, writing, grammar, and spelling
  • The individual’s present level of functioning in the areas of intelligence and processing skills.
All information should be sent directly to:
College Assistance Program
Amend Hall, Room 204
Iona College
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Fax: (914) 633-2011

Download CAP Forms