Admissions Process

  • Our admissions process is collaborative and based on matching the program’s strengths with the needs and goals of each student
  • Through a screening call, you can explore EDGE’s philosophy and develop a vision for how your life would look at EDGE
  • Completing the online application shows that you are interested in enrolling in the program
  • A formal interview is scheduled after your application is received. This can happen on the phone or through video conferencing for students who cannot visit Chicago for the interview. A determination of the student’s status is made within 72 hours
  • EDGE will also speak with parents and other members of the student’s support network as the staff design the initial support plan. The support plan is the foundation for the offer to enroll, which is then forwarded to the prospective student and family
  • Prospective students and their families are strongly encouraged to visit our community. Students who visit on Monday or Friday will be encouraged to join us for a community meal to better understand who we are and to meet other students