- Applications are accepted throughout the year—although interviews and decisions for the following fall are generally made during the winter and spring quarters.
- Applications can be completed online at www.nl.edu/pace. You can also request an application form by calling (224) 233-2670 or sending an email to email@example.com.
- A $30 non-refundable application fee is required. mail to: P.A.C.E. Program at NLU National Louis University 5202 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300 Skokie, IL 60077
To be considered for admission to the P.A.C.E. program, the student:
- Is between the ages of 18 and 30.
- Has identified learning problems that have interfered with school performance throughout his or her academic career.
- Generally has a measured I.Q. between 70 and 90.
- Has a high probability of difficulty if enrolled in a regular college curriculum, even with the provision of various support services.
- Has sufficient emotional stability to adjust to all aspects of the program.
- Has the ability to participate in most activities.
- Has parents who support the goals and philosophy of the P.A.C.E. program.
Submit a file that includes the student’s high school transcript, two recommendation letters and recent psychological reports in addition to the application form and fee. Psychological reports include written results and interpretations of the following—and testing must have been administered within the year of application to the program:
- Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (Revised)
- Peabody Individual Achievement Test (Revised) or comparable achievement battery
- Projective Testing (Rorschach, T.A.T.) or comparable personality assessment tool
- Upon receipt of these materials, staff members make an initial determination as to the viability of the potential student.
- A campus interview may then be scheduled with the applicant and at least one parent. Generally lasting three to four hours, the process includes individual interviewing sessions; class visits; a campus tour; a visit to the residence hall; and a meeting with current students.
- The admissions committee typically makes an admissions decision within one month— and all acceptances and rejections are sent by mail.
- Students accepted into the program are asked to acknowledge their decision to attend by letter and, upon receipt, preparations will begin for their arrival on campus.