Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

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Admissions Process

Admission to OTC is a multi-step process which consists of evaluation of prior academic experience and assessment for postsecondary readiness of eligible applicants.

Eligible Applicants

An individual 16 years of age or older who seeks access to quality instruction designed to develop or improve occupational competencies is eligible for admissions. The President may waive the "16 years of age" requirement for secondary students who are participating in an articulated program of study.

Required Academic Criteria

A General Education Diploma (GED) or high school diploma (verified by an official transcript including graduation date and diploma type) will be required for admission to OTC unless otherwise specified by the program's standards. Home school students may follow an alternative path for admission, described below. High school diplomas from unaccredited institutions, Certificates of Attendance or special education diplomas are not recognized for admission purposes. Students with diplomas from secondary schools located outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated for equivalency by an approved outside evaluation organization. Applicants who have successfully completed (C or better) a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours at the degree level may submit official transcripts for all previously attended colleges accredited by an accepted accrediting agency in lieu of a GED or high school diploma.

In order to be accepted by OTC, the applicant must have been awarded a high school diploma from a secondary school that is on the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) approved accreditation list. Graduates of unaccredited high schools must obtain a GED.

Applicants of home schools located in Georgia who did not attend a recognized accredited program must adhere to the following alternative path for admission:

  • Submit a letter from the local superintendent's office verifying that (1) the parent or legal guardian notified the superintendent of intent to home school and (2) that the parent or legal guardian submitted the required attendance reports to the superintendent's office on a monthly basis as required by O.C.G.A 20-2-690.
  • Submit annual progress reports or a final transcript for the equivalent of the home schooled student's junior and senior years. The final progress report should include the graduation date.

Applicants of home schools located outside the state of Georgia who did not attend a recognized accredited program must adhere to the following alternative path for admission:

  • Submit annual progress reports or a final transcript for the equivalent of the home schooled student's junior and senior years. The final progress report should include the graduation date.
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores that meet the TCSG system minimum requirements.