ACAP Application

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Application for admission
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. You will be notified via email when your entire packet has been received. Applicants will not be considered until the entire packet is submitted. The deadline for application is June 30th. Admission is only for the Fall Semester. If selected, the applicant will be interviewed independently as well as with his/her family or support person. An interview does not guarantee admittance to the Program. Please note that additional paperwork will be required upon admission.

Applicant Checklist

  • Successful submission of an application to South Arkansas Community College, with all supporting documents.
  • Successful submission of an application to the Academic & Career Achievement Program (ACAP)
  • A copy of your photo ID
  • A recent photo of you
  • Official high school transcript – must be sent directly by school
  • Copy of high school diploma or certificate of completion
  • Current Individual Education Plan (IEP) which serves as evidence of the applicant’s ability for special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Three recommendation forms from non-family members who have known the applicant for at least one year. Recommendations should include at least one educator.
  • Copy of guardianship agreement, if applicable
  • Authorization for release of confidential information
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) release of student information (one form for each supporter who needs access to student records)
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at
  • Apply for an Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Counselor

Application Submission

Applications and Recommendations should be submitted to:

ATTN: Byron Winn
South Arkansas Community College – East Campus
Workforce Education Building
3696 East Main Road
El Dorado, AR 71730

The ACAP program is a non-degree Certificate Program. Transfer credits from other colleges or postsecondary programs are not accepted.

Applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 29 prior to the first day of class
  • Display a desire to continue academic, career development, social and independent living instruction at South Arkansas Community College.
  • Display a desire to obtain gainful employment upon graduation
  • Have a cognitive and/or developmental disability that interferes with their academic performance and social development.
  • The applicant must have been (or is presently) eligible for special education and related services under the IDEA.
  • Have sufficient emotional behavioral and independent living skills necessary to participate in coursework and campus life
  • Be able to work independently for most of the day
  • Demonstrate the ability to accept responsibility for his/her actions and maintain respect for him/her and others and have no history of disruptive or challenging behaviors
  • Be able to perform at an academic level with or without accommodations
  • Be independent in handling his/her own medication, specialized dietary, and/or medical needs. Staff is not available to manage/administer medications The ACAP program does not take responsibility for specialized diets or medical needs
  • Participate in an interview with and without support from family/support person, if selected for an interview
  • Complete a reading and writing sample during the interview, if selected
  • Be able to attend all classes, tutoring and mentoring sessions, etc., once accepted into the program
  • Have completed a high school program

Academic Tuition and other fees
Program Fee

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