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Application and Admissions

Admission Criteria

Admission will be based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be between the ages of 18-25 upon admission to the program.
  • Applicant must have a significant intellectual disability that interferes with their academic performance.
  • Applicant must have sufficient emotional and independent stability to
  • participate in all aspects of UL LIFE.
  • Applicant should be able to sit through 90 minute courses.
  • Applicant must be comfortable around large groups of people.
  • Applicant must demonstrate the ability to accept responsibility for his/her actions and maintain respect for him/herself and others and have no history of disruptive or aggressive behaviors. NOTE: UL LIFE does not have the personnel necessary to manage behavioral issues.
  • Applicant must be independent in handling his/her own medication, specialized dietary and/or medical needs. NOTE: UL LIFE staff takes no responsibility for specialized diets or medical needs.
  • Applicant must be self-motivated and adhere to the policies regarding
  • attendance and participation in coursework within the program and audited UL Lafayette courses.
  • Applicant should be able to utilize technology with little to no supports.
  • Based on review of records and interviews, the applicant must have the potential to successfully achieve his/her goals within the context of the UL LIFE setting.

Application Process

UL LIFE is no longer accpeting applications for hte 2019-202 school year. Admissions information for the 2020-2021 school year will be released this Fall.

REQUIRED: Attend Preview Day in October or November. Learn more about Preview Day.

Important Dates

  • October 20, 2018 or November 10, 2018: UL Lafayette Preview Day. Register by emailing
  • December 12, 2018: All application documents and recommendation forms due for first review.
  • February 2019: On-campus interviews begin for those selected.
  • April 1, 2019: Acceptance letters mailed.