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Adult Learners

A GREAT EDUCATION IS WITHIN REACH 

Whether you’ve been out of high school for four years or 40, we will help you build a better future. Here’s everything you need to know about applying to BCTC as an adult student.

There’s associate degrees or a certificate, or you can explore your interests in continuing education classes—whatever your goals are, we have a program for you. Many of our programs are especially designed for working adults, with classes on Saturdays and online.

Applying to BCTC as an adult student is easy, and we’ll support you every step of the way.

Apply for Degree & Certificate Programs

  1. Submit the Application for Admission. It’s free, and it only takes about 15 minutes to complete.
  2. Send us transcripts from high school if you are a first time college student or transcripts from any colleges you’ve attended
  3. Explore financial aid. Our generous scholarships, grants and loans make a great education even more affordable. Here’s how.

Questions about applying to BCTC as an adult? Give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to helping you reach your goals.

Donovan Scholars are senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older and Kentucky residents (KRS 164.284). Donovan Scholars are eligible to have tuition waived up to 6 credit hours per semester.  If you believe you may be eligible for the Donovan Scholar waiver, please submit a copy of your driver s license to the Office of Admissions for verification of age and residency.

Senior Citizens

The steps below are for Donovan Scholars - senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older and Kentucky residents (KRS 164.284).

Your first step is to complete an admissions application. You can access the application by visiting the Online Admissions Application portal. Should you require accommodations for completing the application, please contact Disability Support Services at 859-246-6728 or toll free at 866-774-4872, extension 6728.

Once you submit your admissions application, visit User Account Center to create your user profile, obtain your student ID and username, and to set your password. This account will give you access to your student self-service (registration, payments, financial aid, grades, etc.), e-mail, and any online courses you enroll in. Please note that you will not have access to your student email account until after you have registered for classes.

If you believe you may be eligible for the Donovan Scholar waiver, please submit a copy of your driver s license to the Office of Admissions for verification of age and residency.

If you will be hand-delivering documents after hours, you may submit using the drop box located on the door to the Admissions Office located in room 119 of the Oswald building at the Cooper campus. The drop box is secure and checked daily for submissions.

Once you are registered for classes your first semester, your waiver will be applied to tuition charges for the current term. Once the waiver has been applied for the current term, you will need to submit the Donovan Scholar Online Waiver Renewal Form each semester after you have enrolled in classes.