Applications for STEP for the 2021-2022 academic year are now closed.
Student must first apply to EIU and be accepted. Prospective students are also encouraged to participate in virtual or campus visits offered by the EIU Admissions office. Then, the student and parent/guardian must complete the STEP application process, which consists of completion of all forms (listed below) and a meeting with the STEP director. To schedule this visit, please email email@example.com or call
217-581-6361. Both in-person and virtual options are available. See this campus map with STEP located in Klehm Hall
if you choose to visit in person.
To be considered for enrollment in the STEP program, the following forms are required:
- Documented evidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This documentation should be in the form of a recent (within the last 3 years) clinical psychology report, neuropsychology report, psychoeducational evaluation, or a speech-language evaluation performed by a qualified and licensed professional.
- The most recent IEP or 504 Plan from the high school setting. Please include accommodations if they were utilized in a college setting.
Mail all forms to:
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston IL, 61920
An evaluation of an individual’s goodness of fit within the STEP program plays a primary role in the decision process. Once decisions have been made, families will be notified by email. Due to the limited space in the program, we are unable to offer a spot to all that apply.
Please don't hesitate to call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this process.