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Admissions Procedures

Applying to MCSSSD

Mercer County Special Services School District accepts applications year-round for potential students with severe and multiple disabilities. All placement applications must be received from a local school district’s Child Study Team.


Please get in touch with us at to discuss placement options and our different programs offered. 

Admissions Process

Applications are only accepted from the student’s local school district Child Study Team.

  1. All applications for admission are processed through the office of the Mercer County Special Services School District (MCSSSD) Assistant Superintendent via one of the following methods:

    • Online Application (add link) All necessary documents can be uploaded during this process. 

    • Print and complete an application. Email the following records to

      • ​MCSSSD Application for Admission form, along with the reason for request of placement.

      • Current Classification Conference Report / Eligibility document.

      • Current IEP, with goals and objectives for all areas, including related services

      • All current evaluations, including evaluations that have resulted in related services orders.

      • Copy of Health History and Appraisal form (A-45), with immunizations.

      • Transcript (high school students)

  2. Upon receipt of a completed admissions packet, the application is forwarded to the appropriate MCSSSD school administrator for review. MCSSSD will contact the case manager of the referring school to schedule an intake interview with the prospective student, the parent/guardian, and the case manager of the referring school.

  3. After an intake/tour occurs, MCSSSD will notify the referring district in writing the decision regarding the application.

  4. If the student is accepted, the local school district must forward a signed copy of the Notification of Placement to Kristen Taylor, MCSSSD Assistant Superintendent, 1020 Old Trenton Rd., Second Floor, Hamilton, NJ 08690 or via email at and to the County Office of Education.

  5. A student will be permitted to start at MCSSSD only after receipt of the Notification of Placement, all the required documents including the health history and immunization forms, and any requested revised documents.

  6. After completion of this admissions process, transportation will be arranged with Mercer Coordinated Transportation Services  (for participating districts) or by the local school district.

  7. Your questions regarding the application process are always welcome. Please contact the Assistant Superintendent's Office at 609-570-1170.

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