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Admissions Guidelines

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If you've graduated from high school, earned a GED, or wish to continue your education by taking one or two classes, you're ready to begin at BCTC. Get started by submitting an application and some additional information.

What additional information will I need to submit?

Depending upon which type of student you are, you'll need to provide to the BCTC Office of Admissions different information.

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If you have questions about the admissions process, please give us a call at (859) 246-6210 or (877) 774-4872 EXT. 56210.

Beginning Freshmen

Beginning Freshmen (students who have never attended college before) need to provide:

  • Your official high school transcript or GED test scores
  • Official scores from a placement test such as the ACT or SAT. If you scored below an 18 on the ACT in English, a 20 in reading, or a 21 in math, you'll need to take the COMPASS test. COMPASS is free for first-time takers.

Readmit Students

Students who have attended BCTC before and have sat out for at least a semester need to provide:

  • Official transcripts of all college work attempted after they attended BCTC. Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges (KCTCS) official transcripts are not required, only official college or university transcripts outside of KCTCS.
  • Student wanting to view the established equivalencies for BCTC may go to the TES database.

Transfer Students

Students who have started their college course work at another college or university need to provide:

  • Official transcripts of all previous college work. Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges (KCTCS) official transcripts are not required, only official college or university transcripts outside of KCTCS. BCTC will only accept electronic transcripts from Kentucky colleges sent via the National Student Clearinghouse Exchange.  PDF copies emailed to a student or the college will not be accepted. 
  • Student wanting to view the established equivalencies for BCTC may go to the TES database.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who just want to take one or two classes and are not pursuing a degree need to know the following information:

  • Students in non-degree seeking status are permitted to take only six credit hours per semester;
  • Non-degree students are not eligible to participate in federal student aid programs or to receive Veteran Educational Benefits;
  • Non-degree students who later decide to become degree-seeking must submit all required documents (official high school transcript or GED scores, any college transcripts, and any necessary international student documents) before admission; and
  • Any student who wishes to take a course in either English or math will be required to take the Computerized Placement Assessment and Support Services System (COMPASS) test or show evidence of successful completion of prerequisite college courses.

Visiting Students

Students currently enrolled at another institution wishing to take a course or two at BCTC need to provide:

  • A letter of good standing or an official transcript from the Registrar of the current institution which reflects the current cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.). Students who are currently taking classes at another KCTCS school are not required to submit a letter of good standing. Students in visiting status are permitted to take a maximum of six credit hours per semester.

Are there other requirements?

If you want to enter a technical program or other selective admissions programs, you may have a few more special requirements. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions or a counselor a few months before you plan to begin your studies. Here is a list of frequently asked questions for students interested in the selective admissions program.

Admissions Application & Document Deadlines

  • Spring II 2014
    Absolute Deadline: February 14, 2014
  • Summer I 2014
    Absolute Deadline: April 18, 2014
  • Summer II 2014
    Absolute Deadline: June 6, 2014
  • Fall 2014: Freshman Applications
    Absolute Deadline: July 18, 2014
  • Fall 2014: Transfer, Readmit, Non-Degree/Visiting
    Absolute Deadline: August 1, 2014
  • Fall II 2014: (12 Week)
    Absolute Deadline: September 5, 2014
  • Spring 2015
    Absolute Deadline: December 1, 2014

Are there any other admission restrictions?

Not at all. If you meet the general requirements for admission, you will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability.

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