Oregon State University

Eligibility for Winter Wonderings

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Applications will be accepted from students who are currently enrolled in grades 3, 4, 5, or 6. All students must have been 8 years old (or older) as of Sept 1, 2014 and meet ONE of the follow requirements:

  • Previously attended an OSU Precollege TAG Program - (either Winter Wonderings, Expeditions, or Adventures in Learning).

  • Identified as intellectually/academically talented and gifted according to State of Oregon indentification 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 90th percentile.
  • Have demonstrated extraordinary ability, interest, and/or effort in a valued area of human endeavor.
1) 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.
a) one form to be completed by a school administrator, TAG coordinator, teacher, or counselor;
b) a second form to be completed by parent or out-of-school adult who has worked with the applicant, such as an instructor, club leader, or coach.
2) 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.
1) submission of two Winter Wonderings' 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.
a) one form to be completed by a school administrator, TAG coordinator, teacher, or counselor: http://oregonstate.edu/precollege/winter/reference1
b) a second form to be completed by parent or out-of-school adult who has worked with the applicant, such as an instructor, club leader, or coach: http://oregonstate.edu/precollege/winter/reference2
2) 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.

Parents of home school students are to submit copy of the applicant's most recent test results.

Contact Info

Cheryl Galyean, Coordinator
winter@oregonstate.edu

Precollege Programs for TAG Youth
Oregon State University
239C Covell Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-3502
541-737-1289
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