Referral Timeline, Checklist, and Forms
STRIVE Referral Timeline
|Students Who Are Referred for Spring Semester 2024|
|Referral Deadline||November 17, 2023|
|STRIVE Interviews/Orientation||November 20-30, 2023|
|Students Who Are Referred for Fall Semester 2024|
|Referral Deadline||March 8, 2024|
|STRIVE Interviews||April 1–12, 2024|
|STRIVE Orientation||August 20, 2024|
|Fall Semester Begins||TBD|
(For special education teacher use only)
You must select the links below to submit some of the required information. Email or mail additional material to:
Des Moines Area Community College
2006 S. Ankeny, Blvd, Bldg 6 Rm 19B
Ankeny, IA 50023
Check the STRIVE Referral Timeline (above) for the referral deadline. Items 1-6 must be received by this date.
⬜ 1. Completed Student Referral Form (Enter information & submit online)
- Be sure to identify the administrative contact person who should receive the contract, meeting notices, etc.
- Be sure to identify and notify the resident district & their administrative contact person if different from the referring district.
⬜ 2. Completed DMACC online application (Enter information & submit online)
⬜ 3. Students attending fall semester are encouraged to complete the ALEKS assessment when applying to DMACC.
- This is an online assessment
- Student needs his/her DMACC student ID # and PIN in order to access this assessment on Banner Self Service
Some vocational programs have additional program entry requirements. See specific program information for details (PIB).
⬜ 4. Copy of up-to-date high school transcript sent to STRIVE (Send via Email)
⬜ 5. Copies of student’s junior and senior IEPs (Send via Email)
⬜ 6. Copies of evaluations or other information that would be pertinent (Send via Email)
The following items are required but do not have to be sent.
We will be able to access this information through the electronic IEP system at the beginning of the school year.
⬜ 7. An updated IEP needs to be completed in May of the student’s senior year for students starting fall semester (Aug.) OR in December of the student’s senior year for students starting spring semester (Jan.). DO NOT EXIT students from special education services or they will not be eligible for the STRIVE program.
⬜ 8. A reevaluation needs to be completed as part of the decision making process to determine the need for continued special education services.
⬜ 9. Inform the student that he/she is not eligible for FAFSA, Pell Grant, etc. (federal student financial aid) while enrolled in STRIVE. However students are eligible for private scholarships.
For IEP/3 year evaluation questions, talk to your AEA Consultant or email the STRIVE office at email@example.com