ADMISSIONS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
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. A person is eligible for regular entry into PCTI if the student 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; or if unavailable to obtain a copy, complete a high school diploma self-certification form.
- 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).
- Completion of one full-time academic semester at an accredited college, university, or post-secondary school.
- Have the required passing scores on an ability to benefit test.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Have a valid driver’s license or State issued photo ID, and social security card.
- Must make financial arrangements with the financial aid office regarding the FAFSA application, scholarships and/or cash payment plan prior to enrolling.
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 communicate the admissions policies and to assist them in the preparation of an admissions application. Each individual application will be reviewed by an admissions representative, 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.
INSTITUTIONAL ATTENDANCE POLICY
PCTI is a Title IV school and is not required to take attendance. However, students who are not receiving Title IV funding, are required to attend class a minimum of eighty percent (80%) of the total program hours. A student will be terminated if he/she is absent for more than twenty percent (20%) of the total program hours or for failure to return from an approved leave of absence. Students who are receiving Title IV funding, are required to attend class a minimum of ninety percent (90%) of the total program hours. If a student is terminated for violation of the attendance policy, the student may not reenter until the beginning of a new module. To be eligible for reenrollment, a student must meet with designated school officials for evaluation of the circumstances.
WITHDRAWALS OR TERMINATIONS
Students who wish to withdraw from school should contact the admissions office immediately. PCTI will terminate a student’s enrollment for failure to meet probation standards, attendance standards, excessive absenteeism, or disruptive behavior.
Any student who has been dropped for disruptive behavior will not be re-admitted to school. Any student who has been dropped for unsatisfactory progress may be re-admitted to school after one grading period. Any student who withdraws for reasons other than disruptive behavior or unsatisfactory progress will be re-admitted after evaluation by the counselor.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Two approved leaves of absence are available for each student, for special circumstances, during a long term program that is 600 or more contact hours. The leave of absence shall not exceed one hundred eighty (180) school days pursuant to Title IV regulation. A written request must be submitted by the student to the financial aid office explaining the reason for the requested leave of absence. The director will schedule a consultation with the student to discuss and/or approve the leave request. If a student fails to return from a leave of absence at the scheduled time, the student will be terminated. Students enrolled in short-term programs are not eligible for leave of absences.