December 3, 2009

Information about Fall, 2010 Applications

The timeline for applying to the CPSAS for support services for Fall, 2010 is nearing the established deadline.

Applications mailed to the CPSAS office must be post-marked by February 1, 2010.

In early February program staff will begin inviting applicants to the university for face-to-face interviews, a process which should wrap up by mid-March,. Based on those interviews, students accepted into the CSPSAS will be notified during the first week of April.

Due to time constraints, the February 1, 2010 deadline is firm. If you would like an application,  please contact Marc Ellison with a mailing address, and the document will be sent quickly by mail.


rafacesnw said...

I have a son with PDD-NOS who is considering college. I have a few questions about your program that I was not able to find on your website.

1. How many students are enrolled in your program? Do any of the students have diagnoses other than Asperger's?

2. What is the average student dropout rate?

3. What is the average class size?

4. Do you offer any classes through your program or do the students just take classes through Marshall University?

5. Do you offer any post-graduation services?

Marc Ellison, Program Coordinator said...


We accept applications from students with any ASD diagnosis. We currently support 30 students. About 95% of students who accpeted to receive support have graduated or are on course to graduate. Most classes at Marshall have between 25 and 40 students in a classroom. We offer skills building groups as part of our servies, and we support graduate students as well.

rafacesnw said...

Hi Marc,

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. If you could answer a few more questions that would be great.

1. I understand that you review applicants across the spectrum, but do you currently have any students with diagnoses other than Asperger's, such as PDD-NOS? If so, approximately how many?

2. Are students evaluated with a typical letter grading system (A, B, C, D) throughout the school year or is an alternative system used?

3. What type of post-graduation services are provided?

4. How successful are the students after graduation in terms of employment?


Marc Ellison, Program Coordinator said...

Sure. If you need further info, please email me at

A minority of students enrolled have a diagnosis other than Asperger's Disorder. Students are enrolled in typical classes, so grading is done on the typical A through F scale. We are developing services to help students transition out of college. Early efforts include skills groups focused on the topic, and practical experience during the junior and senior years in area businesses.