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Applying to CAP

Currently Enrolled Students who would like to apply to CAP must submit all documents except, high school transcript and letters of recommendation.
Prospective Students must apply separately to the College and to CAP. Those applying to CAP must have submitted a general Collage 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 Admission application deadline is March 1. Applicants who submit materials after this deadline may be subject to postponement for the coming year due to limited space.
Once students have submitted all necessary documents, potential candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.

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 filled out 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. A recent psychoeducational or neuropsychological report verifying a learning disability. The documentation should be no older than three years and prepared by a professional qualified to diagnose a learning disability. It must include the following:
    • Cognitive Testing: The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) is the most acceptable form of testing. Please note we do not accept the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) or the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI).
    • Achievement Testing: A full scale IQ Report with scores and interpretation. The Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV) or the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT).
Documentation 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, spelling, processing skills and intelligence.

All testing MUST include the following:
  • Testing procedures followed
  • The instruments used to assess the disability
  • The test results
  • Written interpretation of the test results

Admission to CAP

After a completed application has been received, the CAP Admissions Committee will review the materials and invite the most qualified candidates for an interview. Students who are invited for an interview are usually notified of the Committee’s decision no later than two weeks after being interviewed. 
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