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Admissions Requirements Check List

• You must be at least 18 years of age when you enter SIPP; upper limit is 23 with some flexibility

Request and submit completed and signed application

• Visit Vaughn College for a tour and in-person interview

• Provide documented diagnosis of ASD

• Provide copy of Legal Guardian paperwork if applicable

• Provide official school transcript(s) confirming completion of your state's high school requirement*

• Copy of recent psych-ed evaluation (preferably no more than 3 years old) including IEP and any diagnosis of learning disablity

• Schedule and complete admissions assessment (may be on-line or in person)

• Submit a video (3 minutes max.) describing desire to be a SIPP @ Vaughn student

• Provide two (2) letters of personal recommendation from professional sources (teacher, guidance counselor, employer, principal, therapist)

*High school diploma not required at time of admission


Spectrum Innovates Pathway Program is a limited access program which employs a selective assessment process for admissions. These include a combination of standard and novel cognitive, emotional, social, and daily living skills assessment and a mini maker chalange.

This is an ASD friendly process allowing students the option to submit a recording vs. an interview or phone call.

Students will receive any interview questions ahead of time to increase preparedness and decrease anxiety - a common interview accomodation for autistics.

The assessment process will consider autistic needs within administering each test.

Offered in partnership with: 
Supported by a grant from:

National Science Foundation
Advanced Technological Education