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Student Requirements

Is the BUILD program a great fit for you?

Wondering if you're a great fit for the BUILD program?

To help determine if the BUILD program is a good fit for you, please review the BUILD program student criteria requirements before completing an application:

  • Are 18-25 years old when starting the program
  • Have completed high school with a diploma or equivalent
  • Complete a comprehensive application process including an independent assessment and interviews
  • Can function in a college setting with the level of  support provided by BUILD 
  • Can articulate and demonstrate faith in God
  • Are able to safely navigate campus during class transitions, mealtimes, and other extracurricular activities
  • Have practical reading, writing, and math skills
  • Demonstrate interest and motivation in attending the program
  • Have family support and desire to gain skills for employment and independent living
  • As part of the criteria for BUILD, students must meet the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) definition of Intellectual Disability (ID) including having a documented IQ score in the 70s or lower and demonstrating limitations in adaptive functioning.

IQ scores and adaptive functioning limitations are typically documented through either a school evaluation report or medical evaluation. Adaptive functioning limitations are also noted in the BUILD Application Functional Skills Assessment. 

If BUILD feels like a great fit, start your application today. 

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