Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Next Steps at Vanderbilt University

Next Steps at Vanderbilt University is a 2-year nonresidential certification program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing individualized Programs of Study in the areas of education, social skills, and vocational training.

Application and Admission Information

Young adults seeking admission to Next Steps at Vanderbilt should be between 18 and 26 years old, have completed their high school studies, and have a strong desire to go to college and learn skills that will enable them to live more independently. They need to have families who support this goal.

A $50 processing fee is required for each application, payable to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

Once complete application packets have been received and reviewed, selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester.

Click here for an application (pdf).

Eligibility Requirements