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PLUS Program Admission

Applying for PLUS Program Admission

Selection of students for admission to the PLUS Program is carefully managed by the program administrators. Any qualified student with a learning difference, including AD/HD is eligible for support. PLUS Program students are assessed a program fee which is based on the level of services requested. There is great demand for the services provided through Muskingum’s PLUS Program.

Students may apply to Muskingum University and the PLUS Program after completing the junior year of high school, or they may transfer from other postsecondary programs. Qualified students may apply for PLUS Program services either when applying for admission to the University or following their enrollment.  Each applicant is evaluated by a committee to determine his/her potential to complete degree requirements.  Space in the PLUS Program is limited, and students are encouraged to apply early.  Any information received in the admission process will not be used for any unlawful purpose.

Students should have a strong college preparatory secondary school curriculum, as PLUS Program students must meet the same course and and graduation requirements as all Muskingum students. Generally, four years of English, three years of college-preparatory mathematics, and at least two years each of laboratory science and social sciences are recommended for admission.

All applicants for admission must submit the following standard admission materials:

  1. A completed application for admission to Muskingum University
  2. An official copy of the high school transcript
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended (for transfer students only)
  4. Official results of the ACT or SAT
  5. A completed Secondary School Report Form

In addition, PLUS Program applicants should submit a recent (within three years) comprehensive evaluation which includes the following:

  1. A diagnostic summary in which a qualified examiner provides a diagnosis, a description of related limitation and suggestions regarding academic support
  2. Aptitude Testing (including subscales with standard scores)
    Preferred measure:
    a.  Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
  3. Achievement Testing (include subscales with standard scores)
    Preferred measures:
    a.  Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
    b.  Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-educational Battery: Tests of Achievement

  4. A school plan such as an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 Plan is helpful for clarification and can be included as part of a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation.
    Based on careful evaluation of admission materials and documentation, applicants are invited to the campus for a personal interview with a member of the PLUS Program staff. At this time they can also talk with the Admission staff, members of the faculty, and other students.