ADMISSIONS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The Professional Career Training Institute (PCTI), in its admissions, instruction and graduation policies, practices no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, financial status, gender ethnic origin, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. PCTI is an equal opportunity education facility that believes that diversity leads to strength and places high value on training for all regardless of age, race, gender, ethnic origin, disability, or religion.
PCTI may not recruit students that are currently attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study. Students must be enrolled as regular students in an eligible program in order to participate in Title IV funding. A person is eligible for regular entry into PCTI if he/she meets the following criteria:
• Must be at least 17 years of age. Age will be verified with individual’s ID, if no ID is available then a Birth Certificate will be required.
• Have a High School Diploma or High School transcript showing a graduation date.
• Have a recognized equivalent of High School Diploma such as a home-schooled certificate by the state where the student resided during home school or a General Education Diploma (GED).
• Have a valid driver’s license or State issued photo ID, and Social Security Card.
• Must make financial arrangements with Financial Aid Office in regards to FAFSA application, Scholarships and/or Cash payment plan prior to enrolling.
ELIGIBILITY FOR TITLE IV FUNDING
In order to determine eligibility for Title IV students must comply with our SAP policy included in the student catalog and student handbook and must:
• Not be in default on a loan made under any title IV, HEA loan program.
• Not have obtained loan amounts that exceed annual or aggregate loan limits made under any title IV, HEA loan program.
• Not have property subject to a judgment lien for a debt owed to the US.
• Not be liable for a grant or Federal Perkins loan overpayment.
• Not be currently enrolled at a primary or secondary institution.
• Be enrolled at least half time to receive assistance from the Stafford and PLUS loan programs. The Pell and Campus-based programs don’t require half time enrollment, but the student’s enrollment status does affect the amount of Pell a student receives.
Each potential student is required to undergo a personal admissions interview conducted by an Admissions Representative or another designated PCTI representative prior to acceptance into any program. The interview is designed to provide information to the student regarding PCTI, to answer any questions the student may have, to discuss the career goals, expectations, and special needs of each student, and to assist them in the preparation of an admissions application. Each individual application will be reviewed by the Executive Director or Associate Director, and the student will be notified immediately of any rejection.
Once accepted to the program, a student must complete an Enrollment Agreement, provide a copy of their Social Security Card, Driver’s License, or valid State issued photo ID and complete all necessary paperwork.