AIL is designed for students who have completed what traditionally are grades 5 or 6 during the 2012-2013 school year and who are mature enough to monitor their own behavior in an ADULT academic environment, i.e., a university campus. AIL is not suitable for students who have exhibited behavior problems.
New applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:
- Be identified as intellectually/academically talented and gifted according to State of Oregon identification criteria.
- Have mental ability total battery test score at or above the 90th percentile.
- Have total Reading or total Math achievement test score at or above the 90th percentile.
- Have demonstrated extraordinary ability, interest, and/or effort in a valued area of human endeavor (see below).
Criterion D requires:
- submission of two AIL reference forms which request information about applicant's special abilities/skills, behavior, intense interest in an area, conversations on adult topics, unusual curiosity, imaginative behavior, and awareness of humor. See Application Procedures for more details.
- sharing and describing a work sample/portfolio of items made, produced, written, or invented by the applicant which demonstrates work performed at least two grade levels above age peers.