Admissions Process

Our detailed application process ensures each child admitted to the Academy will have the opportunity to find success in our program.

A child with dyslexia may have other learning differences that can distract from the Academy’s focus on teaching children with dyslexia. The admissions committee will consider a child’s dyslexia and other learning differences during the admissions process.

  1. Parents mail completed application packet to: The Roberts Academy at Mercer University, 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31207. Include $100 application fee in the form of a check written to Roberts Academy at Mercer University.
  2. The student’s current school returns teacher and administrator evaluation forms and school records.
  3. The Admissions Committee reviews the completed application. If the child appears to be a good candidate for Roberts Academy, we will reach out to schedule a screening session. If we are not the right program for your child, you will receive communication explaining the reasons why and recommendations for next steps.
  4. Our screenings will take place on the Mercer University campus. During the screening process, your child will meet with two members of our team to complete age-appropriate diagnostic testing which focuses on reading, writing, and spelling. This evaluation will take approximately one hour to complete, and a parent meeting is included to discuss your child’s learning profile. A fee of $85 will be charged for this screening.

Selection is based on the child’s inherent capabilities and ability to benefit from the dynamic educational programs of Roberts Academy.

Application Checklist

Roberts Academy requires a variety of documents, as well as an application fee, to be considered for admission.

A student’s application packet cannot be considered for admission until all documents and the $100 application fee are received by the Academy. The packet must include the following materials for the application to be considered complete:

  • Completed Application Form (download)
  • Tutor Evaluation Form (download)
  • Speech and Language Evaluation Form (download)
  • Psychoeducational evaluation (completed within two years from the date of the application)
  • Unofficial copy of most recent report card/progress report
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) (if applicable)
  • Current Georgia Immunization Form (form #3231)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Recent Hearing and Vision Test Results
  • Copy of Speech/Language and/or Occupational Therapy Test Results (if applicable)
  • $100 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Unassisted Writing Sample in the Student’s Own Handwriting (a copy of a recent school or homework assignment is sufficient)

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Roberts Academy is now accepting applications for enrollment. Classes will begin in August 2024.