Entrance into the Cutting Edge Program require that the student:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have an intellectual or developmental disability
- Have completed or exited high school
Students are encouraged to apply August 31st - October 31st (one year prior to entry). If the student wants to be admitted for Fall 2025, they should apply in the Summer or Fall of 2024. Submitting application materials does not guarantee an interview or admission into the Cutting Edge Program.
Applications should include the following:
- Recent Photo
- Official Transcripts
- At least one letter of reference (Not a family member)
- One-page essay - "Why I Want to Go to College"
- Current IEP or Re-Evaluation
- Application Fee (Paid Online)
- *Parent Survey
- *Teacher Survey
* Once the above materials have been received, a survey will be emailed directly to the parent and teacher respectively, for completion.
The Cutting Edge Open House is held twice a year. Once in the fall and once in the spring. The Open House is a great opportunity for prospective families to learn about the program, meet with current students and families, and meet with our staff.
Friday, October 2, 2020
|Presentation of Program|
|Questions and Answers|
|Tour of Campus|
|Lunch provided by the Cutting Edge|
|Individual Meetings with Cutting-Edge Staff|
Cutting Edge Pre-College Summer Program
Registration for 2021 Cutting Edge Pre-College Summer will open January 8th, 2021
This program is for high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are 16 to 21 years old, and have a desire to go to college in the future. This program serves all students with disabilities, regardless of their levels of needed supports, and serves a range of abilities.
This one-week summer program is designed to provide exposure through a fully inclusive week-long immersion summer experience on our campus. The program will allow high school students with various abilities to get acquainted with living on a college campus, college student expectations, and test their self-management skills. During this hands-on supportive college experience, students will attend sessions, eat meals on campus, explore the community, stay in residence halls, and build connections with peers, staff, and faculty. This week-long program accepts up to 15 participants and is a “Parent-Free Zone.” Participants will not only leave with the new relationships and knowledge, but also with a physical and electronic portfolio of their college experience.