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The admissions policy and procedures of the State
Board of Technical and Adult Education and Southeastern Technical
College assure the
citizens of Georgia
equal access to the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes
necessary for them to secure personally satisfying and socially productive
employment. By design and
implementation, the policy and procedures governing admission to Southeastern
Tech are nondiscriminatory to any eligible applicant regardless of age, race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, academic or economic
disadvantage, or disability.
Southeastern Tech is committed to an “open door”
admissions policy. The “open door’
policy means that any qualified applicant able to benefit from our curriculum
will be served by the college on a first-applied, first-qualified basis.
Entrance requirements are flexible enough to allow a
student opportunity for admission into a specific program. This can be accomplished when the student
demonstrates aptitude and ability for these programs as determined by
satisfactory academic performance, placement tests, and other appropriate
evaluations, when deemed necessary, to determine general fitness for admission.
1. Submit a completed application and the $15.00 application fee;
2. Submit an official copy of your high school *transcript or GED
scores to the Admissions Office.
(Transcript request forms are available in the Admissions Office.);
must be from an institution accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, a
regional accreditation agency (SACS, etc.), the Accreditation Commission for Independent Study (ACIS), or the
Georgia Private School Accreditation Council (GAPSAC).
3. Submit an official copy of all postsecondary transcripts to the
Admissions Office. (Transcript request
forms are available in the Admissions Office.);
4. Take the ASSET or Compass placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official
scores on the SAT may be substituted.
For diplomas, 430 verbal and 400 math or ACT scores of 18 English and 16
for math may be submitted. You may also
submit CPE scores of 75-Math,
75-Reading, and 75-English. For
degree programs, SAT scores of 480 verbal and 440 math; ACT scores of 25 verbal
and 21 math; or CPE scores of 75-Reading, 75-English, and 79-Math may be used. These scores may be accepted provided that
they are no more than five years old.
Official transcripts from a regionally accredited postsecondary
institution documenting successful completion (a grade of “C” or better) in
equivalent, program-level English and Math courses may be submitted in lieu of
taking the placement test. Reasonable
accommodations are made during testing for those who need them. (Please notify the Special Needs Specialist
to schedule a test date.);
5. Applicants are processed and the names of applicants are placed on
a list of programs on a first-come, first-served priority, except in
competitive admission programs. Because
of the increasing demand for technical training, the chances of being accepted
in the desired program are better if a student applies early. Students are notified by mail of their
acceptance into a program.
certificate programs do not require a high school diploma, GED, or placement
test scores. Placement tests are not
required for special admit (non-diploma/non-credit) students unless recommended
by the Admissions Office. This
recommendation will be based on educational data listed on the Application for
Admission. Contact the Admission Office
Students applying for admission to the college must be
16 years of age or older; the age requirement is higher for most Health
Sciences Programs, Cosmetology, and Commercial Truck Driving.
A high school diploma or GED is required as a
prerequisite for admission to the following degree, diploma, and certificate
Associate of Applied Science
Internet Specialist/Web Site Design
Childhood Care and Education
and Supervisory Development
Internet Specialist/Web Site Design
Childhood Care and Education
and Supervisory Development
• Radiologic Technology
and Joining Technology
Certificates of Credit--
• A+ CompTIA Certification
Conditioning Repair Specialist
Conditioning Technician Assistant
Customer Service Specialist
Desktop Support Technician
Forensics and Investigation
Graphic Design Specialist
Justice Records Technician
Medical Technician, Intermediate
Optics/Copper Cabling Technician
Science Services Assistant
and Computing Core Certification Prep
Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology
Design Professional/Web Site Design
• Web Site
A high school diploma or GED is not required as a
prerequisite for entrance into the following diploma programs; however, prior
to graduation from South-eastern Tech, all students must receive either a high
school diploma or GED:
Construction and Maintenance
A high school diploma or GED is not required for the
following certificate programs:
Metal ARC Welding
The President of Southeastern Tech has the authority
to grant a waiver to the admissions requirement as it relates only to
possessing a GED or high school diploma for those secondary students who are
otherwise eligible to enroll in a program of study that is agreed upon by the
secondary school and STC. Prior to
graduation, however, students enrolled in diploma, degree, and specified
programs must receive a high school diploma or GED.
STUDY/CORRESPONDENCE COURSE PROGRAMS
Students completing a secondary program of study that
is not accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the Technical College System of Georgia (see Admission Procedures) may be
admitted to a technical college by attaining a GED or through one of the
A. Home Study—admission is approved once the following requirements
1. Documentation of
designated home study
letter from local superintendent’s office showing that the parent’s con-formed
to the requirements of Georgia’s Department of Education stating that (a) the
parents notified the Superintendent of their intent to home school the child,
and (b) the parents submitted the required attendance report to the
Superintendent’s office on a monthly basis as required by the regulation;
or exit exam scores from an accredited national testing program;
progress reports from the equivalent of the home school student’s junior and
senior years written by the student’s primary instructor at his/her home
Appropriate placement test cut-off scores (e.g. ASSET,
Minimum SAT score of 430 verbal/400 math, or ACT score
of 18 verbal/16 math for diploma programs; or SAT score of 480 verbal/440 math,
or ACT score of 25 verbal and 21 math for degrees. Students accepted in this manner will not
have to obtain a high school diploma/GED prior to graduation from STC.
B. Students with diplomas from secondary schools
located outside the United
States may have their transcripts evaluated
for equivalency by an approved evaluation agency (see the Admissions Office for
ABILITY TO BENEFIT PROCEDURE
To receive federal (Title IV) financial aid, a student
must be qualified to study at the post-secondary level. For federal financial aid purposes, a student
with a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) is considered
qualified. A student without a high
school diploma/GED can obtain eligibility for federal financial aid by taking,
and achieving, required scores on an “Ability-to-Benefit” (ATB) test. The approved ATB exam administered by Southeastern Technical College
is the Asset test, published by American College Testing. The federal Department of Education
guidelines specify the minimum passing scores for ATB exams. If these scores are not met, and the student
does not have a high school diploma/GED, the student is not eligible for the
federal Pell grant. However, if other
conditions are met, the student may be eligible for the HOPE grant. A student must meet the minimum scores in all
areas of the exam in order to be considered for federal financial aid.
Subtest Asset Passing Scores
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ATB students are not eligible to retake any section of
the exam in which a minimum required score was not achieved.
The following programs do not require a high school
diploma/GED as a prerequisite for entrance and are eligible for the Pell
grant. However, prior to graduation, a
student must receive either a high school diploma or GED:
Construction and Maintenance
The following program does not require a high school
diploma or GED as a prerequisite for entrance and is eligible for the Pell
grant. A student may complete this
entire program without receiving a high school diploma or GED:
Metal ARC Welding
OF TRANSFER STUDENTS
Applicants to Southeastern Tech who have been
previously enrolled at a postsecondary institution will be considered for
admission under the following policies:
• Applicants who are in good standing at their previous
institution may be accepted in good standing; and
• Applicants who are on academic probation at their previous
institution will be accepted on academic probation.
Applicants who wish to transfer to Southeastern Tech
must meet the entrance requirements and follow the guidelines listed in the
“Admission Procedures/Entrance Requirements” section. Other regulations
concerning transfer credit are found in “Advanced Placement” in this Admissions
section of this Catalog and Handbook.
Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screenings are not
transferable. A student transferring into a program at STC which requires these
items must obtain new ones following STC guidelines.
and Practical Nursing
Applicants to Southeastern Tech who have been
previously enrolled at a postsecondary institution and desire entrance into the
Cosmetology or Practical Nursing program must meet all admissions requirements
of transfer students. In addition, these
applicants must submit a letter of reference from their instructor at the
previous institution. Applicants will
then be admitted on a space available basis within the appropriate course
Applicants to Southeastern Tech who have been
previously enrolled at a postsecondary institution and desire entrance into Radiologic Technology/I.S.S.A. program must meet all
admissions requirements of transfer students.
In addition, these applicants must submit a letter of reference from the
Radiologic Technology program director at the
previous institution. Applicants will be
admitted based on the competitive admissions criteria noted under the heading:
“Admission of Radiologic Technology Students.”
OF TRANSIENT STUDENTS
A student in good standing at another accredited
college may be permitted to enroll as a “Transient” student on a
space-available basis in order to complete work to be transferred back to the
home college. A transient student’s
enrollment in a host college is transacted in writing by the home college
concerning recommended courses.
The transient student must:
• Submit an application and the $15.00 application fee to the host
• Present a statement from the transient advisor (Registrar,
Academic Dean, or Director of Ad-missions) of the parent institution to the
same at the host college advising that the student is in good standing and
eligible to return to that institution (this is done within the technical
college system on an approved form).
Enrollment is usually limited to one quarter; and
• Pay all
scheduled fees of the host institution.
This procedure applies for currently enrolled
South-eastern Tech students seeking transient status at another post secondary
OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International applicants must meet the same
requirements for admission as other students.
In addition, they must meet eligibility requirements for a student
visa. Once official acceptance is
granted, a U.S. Department of Justice form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for
Nonimmigrant Student Status—For Vocational Students, is presented to the
Applicants with high school diplomas from secondary
schools located outside the United
States must have their transcripts evaluated
by an independent evaluation service.
Information regarding this process is available from the Designated
School Official (DSO) in the Admissions Office.
International students are required to attend
full-time and make satisfactory progress each quarter toward their program
objective. International students may
not work, in accordance with immigration regulations. This provision permits full-time attention to
study and successful completion of the student’s educational objective. The institution is required to notify the
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) when international students do not
attend full-time, maintain good classroom attendance, make satisfactory
progress, or terminate their enrollment.
Southeastern Tech does not provide, supervise, or
recommend housing facilities for domestic or inter-national students. Students must find housing on their own in
the community. All students admitted to
Southeastern Tech are required to abide by the rules and regulations of the
college, to make satisfactory progress toward their educational objectives, and
to remain in good standing. Guidance and
advisement services are available to assist students in academic and related
M-I/F-I visa students must start
school in the quarter for which the visa is granted and remain in school during
the duration of the visa’s awarded time frame.
Otherwise, the college must notify INS immediately that the student is
not in school and therefore “out of status”.
Before withdrawing from any courses, the M-I/F-I student must have the
approval of the DSO, since time parameters for program completion are part of
the visa approval process. The DSO will
notify INS officials if the student does not show quarterly academic progress
or is placed on academic probation, exclusion, or suspension. According to INS policies, the M-I/F-I
student’s visa and passport must remain updated while attending Southeastern
Tech. It is the responsibility of the
M-I/F-I student to keep track of the expiration dates of his/her
documents. If the visa or passport is to
expire before the completion of the student’s program, he/she must see the DSO
in order to complete the appropriate forms for an extension. The student must meet with the DSO no less
than 45 days prior to the expiration date of the document(s) in order to have
adequate time to have the document(s) renewed.
Failure to do so could result in the INS denying the request for the
student extension, which would then result in the student having to leave the
country prior to completion of his/her program.
Foreign students pay four times the tuition required for Georgia
residents; this applies to non-immigrant aliens, students with M-I/F-I foreign
student visa and foreign residents to include diplomatic, consular, missions,
and other non-immigrant personnel.
Foreign immigrants who are permanent residents shall pay the same
tuition as citizens of Georgia.
OF PRACTICAL NURSING STUDENTS
New applicants to the Practical Nursing program at
Southeastern Tech enroll in core classes and must meet additional requirements
prior to enrollment in the Practical Nursing program-specific courses of the
Practical Nursing program as outlined in the following procedure:
1. Enroll in and complete the following courses with an overall GPA
of 3.0 or higher:
• ENG 101 English
101 General Math
100 Introduction to Computers
101 Anatomy and Physiology
104 Introduction to Health Care
109 Medical Terminology for the Allied Health
of classes transferred in is calculated into GPA for competitive admission
2. Take the required PSB Aptitude for Practical Nursing test.
Students must complete at least 3 of the 7 classes listed above prior to taking
the PSB. Students are not required but are strongly encouraged to take AHS 101
and AHS 104 prior to scheduling the exam. Students must score at or above the
25th percentile on each of the subtests that make up the exam. If
students fail to meet the required scores they may retake it only once;
3. Once students complete the courses listed in item 1 with the
required GPA, and have “passed” the PSB, they are eligible to advance into the
clinical portion of the Practical Nursing program. Students are accepted in the
fall and spring quarters, and seating is limited. Students are accepted on a
first-eligible, first-accepted basis. In the event of more students attaining
eligibility during the same quarter than seats available, students with the
highest GPA are accepted first. If two or more students have identical GPAs,
the PSB test scores will determine who is accepted.
ADMISSION OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS
New applicants to the Radiologic
Technology program at Southeastern Tech must complete the Imaging Science
Services Assistant certificate program by the end of spring quarter of any
year, prior to acceptance into the Radiologic
Technology diploma sequence which begins each fall quarter..
At the completion of the certificate, students who
have completed all classes in the certificate with a grade of “C” or better,
passed the PSB exam with scores at or above the 30th percentile on
all sections, and maintained a cumulative 3.0 grade point average are eligible
to compete for acceptance into the next available Radiologic
Technology class. Students will be ranked by GPA and the slots will be filled
working down from the highest GPA. GPA of classes transferred in is calculated
into GPA for competitive admission purposes only. If there is a tie for GPA and more students
have a particular GPA than seats available in the class, the next criteria for
selection is the Total Academic Aptitude score of the PSB test: the highest
scores accepted first. In the event the PSB Total Academic Score fails to break
a tie for program placement, the program faculty will conduct interviews with
the students. Program faculty will then decide which student(s) will be
placed in the program. Their decision will be final.
Students who complete the ISSA certificate
program and do not enroll in the Radiologic
Technology diploma program within two consecutive Fall quarters, must pass both
a comprehensive and a clinical skills competency exam with a minimum score of
80% on each exam before being eligible to compete for admission.
ADMISSION OF GVTC STUDENTS
Virtual Technical College (GVTC) is a consortium of independent technical
colleges providing occupational courses and programs, using a standardized
curriculum delivered over the Internet and through local centers. Its mission is to provide students with a
central point of reference for programs offered electronically through its
state system of technical colleges. GVTC
provides the central point of contact for the student applying online by providing
an online course catalog, an online orientation, answers to questions
concerning the online process and facilitation of the online application to the
requested college. GVTC acts as a
facilitator rather than a full functioning admissions department; application
files, assessment testing, advisement and registration, financial aid, textbook
orders, and awarding credentials are managed at the local colleges. GVTC’s function is
to assist the student in locating the course(s) needed and direct the
application to the requested college.
The same policies and procedures that apply to the traditional student
services apply to the Georgia Virtual Technical College (GVTC) process. Each application is processed in a nondiscriminatory
way for admission to any technical college with the Technical College System of Georgia. GVTC acts as a
facilitator in assisting the colleges’ Student Affairs divisions in processing
the online student.
• Complete and submit the online application form to
• Print the application, sign it, and mail to STC with a
non-refundable $15.00 application fee;
• Submit high
• Submit technical school and/or college transcript;
• Submit assessment test scores within the last five (5)
years. These may be ASSET, SAT, ACT or
COMPASS. More information concerning the
ASSET placement test can be found at http://www.act.org/asset/, as well
as a sample exam;
• For transient students only, present the appropriate transient
correspondence to the host school;
• Sixteen (16) years of age or older.
• If the student is a transient, it is the student’s
responsibility to contact his/her advisor for permission to be a transient
student before applying to GVTC;
• It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they have
access to a computer that meets the minimum hardware/software requirements to
participate in an online course. Those
requirements are listed on the GVTC web site at http://www.gvtc.org/tech.asp;
• It is the student’s responsibility to purchase his/her textbooks
or needed supplies. The course
instructor can assist the student;
• A transient student must request that his/her grades be
transferred back at the end of the quarter to the home college.
Regular Admission of students to a program is
contingent upon their meeting statewide and institutional admissions
requirements established for that specific program and upon proper completion
of all admissions procedures.
Provisional Admission of students to a program is
based on an evaluation of test scores and other admissions data by the
Admissions Office and program faculty and upon proper completion of all
Provisionally admitted students must satisfy
development studies requirements and may take certain general and occupational
courses as designated in the program specific standards.
Provisional admission of transfer students to a
program is contingent upon their meeting applicable licensure and accreditation
Studies/Learning Support Admission
Developmental Studies/Learning Support Admission is
granted to students who do not meet the regular or provisional admission
requirements. Students classified in
this category are eligible to enroll in developmental courses only.
Learning support classes are offered to enable
students to meet recommended standards.
Instruction is offered in reading, math, and English thus improving the
student’s chances of success upon enrolling in a regular program of study.
students must complete all learning support coursework in order to enroll in
any class with a COS prefix.
An applicant who desires to take credit courses for
personal or professional benefit, but who does not plan to earn a credential,
is classified as a Special Student. The
following parameters apply to this classification:
• Classified as non-award seeking when granted special student
status by the Admissions Office;
• Must adhere to the specific institutional pre-requisite
requirements when selecting courses;
• Credit is received for regular program course-work which is
• Credit may be received for an unlimited number of courses, but
only 25 credit hours may be transferred into a specific program for credential-seeking
• May apply for regular student status but must meet the
requirements of the regular student admission process. This includes the College’s assessment
process. The number of hours taken as a
special student in no way waives the requirements of the regular admission
A Special Student must achieve regular admission status prior to
The ACCEL Program is a program of study allowing public high
school students to receive Carnegie unit credit from a public high school and
postsecondary credit from Southeastern Tech for the same course.
Any student enrolled in a Georgia public
high school and classified as a junior or senior or who is at least 16 years of
age and meets the Joint Enrollment and Southeastern Tech admission
requirements, may participate in the ACCEL program.
The following guidelines govern this program:
• Students must submit an application for admission;
• A student may be accepted under this plan when it has been
formally certified to Southeastern Tech by the high school principal or
counselor that the student has been approved for the pro-gram;
• For each quarter’s work that the student successfully completes
at Southeastern Tech, credits are earned towards high school graduation. Credit is also earned at Southeastern
Tech. (Five credit hours = 2/3 of a
• Students must meet any prerequisites for any courses in which
they wish to enroll.
Students interested in the ACCEL program should
consult their high school counselors to determine eligibility.
Tech Prep is a nationwide career development system
which provides a student with an individualized program of study showing the
sequential order of academic and career-related course work articulated between
the high school and college. Tech Prep
combines the high school course work with a postsecondary degree, diploma, or
certificate at the technical college to prepare the student with high level
academic knowledge and technical expertise for a technical, professional, or
To attempt to articulate a high school course to the
college, students must make a minimum grade of 85 in the secondary course, and
must apply and attend the technical college within 18 months of high school
graduation. For more information, see
the Tech Prep section of Advanced Placement.
Students who have met all requirements for high school
senior status and for entry into Southeastern Tech may, with the appropriate
permissions, pursue a program as full-time students in lieu of attending high
school during their senior year. Senior
year students must enroll directly in a regular diploma or certificate
program. With satisfactory progress,
these students graduate with their regular high school senior class. Following graduation from high school, students
are expected to continue their program at Southeastern Tech until completion.
Senior year students may participate in sports, clubs,
and other high school activities not conflicting with their programs of study
at Southeastern Tech.
Students must observe applicable regulations of their
high school and all rules and regulations of Southeastern Tech.
SERVICEMEMBERS OPPORTUNITY COLLEGES (SOC)
Because of its efforts to serve the educational needs
of servicemembers and their family members, Southeastern
has been designated a Servicemembers Opportunity
College. As a member of the Servicemembers
Opportunity Colleges, Southeastern
has committed itself fully to support and comply with SOC principles and criteria. Through this commitment, Southeastern Technical
College ensures that:
• Servicemembers and their family
members share in the postsecondary educational opportunities available to other
• Servicemembers and their family
members are provided with appropriately accredited educational programs,
courses, and services;
• Flexibility of programs and procedures, particularly in
admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of
nontraditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format and residency
requirements are provided to enhance access of servicemembers
and their family members to undergraduate technical education programs.
Within a framework of personal guidance and
evaluation, special services are provided for disadvantaged and/or disabled
students and students with limited English proficiency. These special services include aiding
students in setting realistic goals, making reasonable accommodations,
providing job orientation and placement, providing assistance in determining
the degree and nature of the disability and/or disadvantage, and suggesting
community service agencies for additional assistance. For further information, contact the Special
Needs Specialist in the Student Affairs division.
Students may be eligible for advanced placement
through two methods—transfer credit and exemption credit.
Southeastern Tech recognizes previous postsecondary
course work by accepting credits earned from other regionally or nationally
accredited institutions that are applicable to the student’s program of
study. A student who presents credit for
evaluation and transfer must be aware that the awarding of credit does not
guarantee that institutions subsequently attended by the student will accept
Credit for courses at an institution accredited by a
national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education and TCSG and whose entrance requirements and curriculum are
equivalent to or greater than those of STC will be considered for award of
transfer credit. Southeastern Technical
College is also a member
college of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
(SOC). Credits from colleges and universities
are transferred within the SOC network.
Credit may be granted for formal military schools, training and correspondence
courses in accordance with the American Council on Education. SOC credit will not be reflected on the
transcript until the applicant is admitted into the program of study.
Due to the rapid changes in technology and technical
information, program specific technical courses will be considered for transfer
credit in a program only if the course work has been completed within the past
five years. Technical courses that were
taken five years prior to admissions to STC will be evaluated for technical
currency for course content by the program faculty. A student desiring consideration of credit
for technical courses or experiences that are more than five years old can
request transfer by exemption testing.
Transfer credit will be considered without restriction
of completion dates for those courses in academic disciplines. Examples of these courses include, but are
not limited to, English, psychology, mathematics, physical sciences, natural
sciences, and social sciences. Likewise,
students transferring from another college or university are not required to
retake developmental courses they successfully completed, unless they undergo
placement testing here which dictates they take developmental courses.
A student may receive credit for courses taken at
another postsecondary institution if:
• The course taken is essentially the same equivalent course
content as the course taken at South-eastern Tech;
• An official transcript is on file in the student’s admission
file from all postsecondary institutions attended; and
• A grade of “C” or higher has been earned for the course to be
A grade of “TR” will be entered on the permanent
record if credit is awarded. The hours
will not be computed in the grade point average or appear on the quarterly
A student who has attended a previous college and is
eligible for transfer of credit for English and math is not required to take
the placement exam. However, if the
student for any reason takes the exam and scores a Learning Support class, the
student forfeits evaluation of their transcript and the scores on the exam will
For competitive admissions programs, grades for credit
earned as transfer credit will be evaluated for GPA and calculated into the GPA
under consideration for program admission.
Credit may be awarded for education/training
experiences in the Armed Services. Such
experiences must be certified by the American Council on Education (identified
in the Council’s publication: Guide to
the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services). Credit will be given on the basis of individual
evaluation. Credible military experience
must closely correspond to course(s) in the Southeastern Tech curriculum in
content and competencies.
Credit may be awarded based upon an evaluation
performed by an independent evaluation service.
Applications are available in the Admissions Office. The Registrar will make the final decision
regarding the award of transfer credit.
Grade points will not be assigned to transfer credit.
Tech Prep is an option that allows high school
students to receive advanced placement or exempt courses by taking articulated
classes in high school. Before the
student can gain advanced placement at Southeastern Tech, he/she must take the
high school course or courses for which he is seeking advanced placement and
obtain an 85 or better average. The student must submit a high school
transcript showing the completed courses the student wants to receive credit
for. Then the student must take the advanced placement/exemption test or tests
at Southeastern Tech. The student must
score 70 or above to receive credit.
Students can receive advanced credit for up to 50% of the program hours
of an articulated diploma program. The
local school systems of Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs, Vidalia and Robert Toombs
Christian Academy participate in the Tech Prep program with Southeastern Tech.
Contact your high school counselor or our Admissions Office for a list of
approved courses that can be taken in high school that are available for
exemption at Southeastern Tech under the Tech Prep program.
A student may receive credit for courses by passing an
exemption examination only if the student has never attempted the course or
made a grade of D or F in an equivalent course at Southeastern Tech or another
postsecondary institution. Students
wishing to pursue credit by examination must:
• Be admitted
to Southeastern Tech;
• Be able to present evidence which would indicate
that the student has the education, training, or work experience similar to
that given in a course being challenged;
• Obtain approval from the student’s academic
advisor and the instructor responsible for administering the exam;
• Complete the Application for Credit by
Exemption Examination form that is available in the Registrar’s Office;
• Pay a fee of $5.00 per credit hour for each
course prior to taking the test; and
• Earn a
score of at least a “C”.
A grade of “EX” will be entered on the permanent
record if the exemption exam is successfully completed. The hours for the exempted grades will not be
computed in the grade point average. The
loss of hours may affect financial aid status and/or eligibility for the
Exemption exams may NOT be taken more than once. If a student takes an exemption exam and does
not make the required score, the student is required to take the course.
Students wishing to exempt BUS 101 (Keyboarding) must
sign up for the class. All students in
this class are tested and will be moved to the next Keyboarding level (if
Affairs determines what courses are available for course exemption.
Should a student receive advance standing through
transfer credit or exemption examination, the student must still complete at least
25% of the credit hours of the required curriculum for graduation “in
residence” at Southeastern Tech.
Southeastern Tech does not allow a student to enroll
in two different programs at the same time.
Our procedure is that a student must complete all degree requirements
for one program before applying and being accepted into another program.
CHANGE OF PROGRAM
Students desiring to change programs must complete the
appropriate forms by the sixth week of the quarter prior to which the program
change is desired and meet all the admissions standards for their new program
of study. If the program to which the
student is attempting to transfer has a waiting list, the student will be
placed on the list in accordance with the date of application for
transfer. The student will be notified
by the Director of Admissions of his/her admission status into the new program.
A student who leaves the College in good standing may
apply for readmission as early as the next academic quarter. This should be done through the Admissions
Office. Students who have been dismissed
because of unsatisfactory academic progress may be readmitted after one quarter
of absence from the College.
A student suspended for disciplinary reasons may be
considered for readmission at the end of the suspension by making an
appointment with the Vice President for Student Affairs.
A student must seek readmission to the college,
and fulfill all admission and current program of study requirements, in any
instance where the student has withdrawn or been withdrawn from the college, or
if the student fails to register for classes for a period of two consecutive
academic quarters from the date of the last application.
Readmission to a program will be granted on a
space-available basis within the appropriate course sequence. A student will be required to complete the
curriculum requirements in place at the time of re-enrollment.
Due to the rapid change in technology, certain courses
previously taken at STC may fall under a five-year limitation.
Readmission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program
Students dropped from any Medical Laboratory
Technology Program course for attendance (i.e., maternity, health related,
family illness, personal difficulties), academic reasons or students who have made
less than a “C” in a Medical Laboratory Technology course will be allowed to
repeat a course(s) one time only. Also, a student may repeat only one quarter
within the Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum in which the minimum grade
of “C” was not earned. This policy
applies to transfer students the same as for students fully in residence.
Readmission to the program will be granted on a
competitive and space-available basis, whereas all criteria apply as described
in the section “Admission of Medical Laboratory Technology Students”. Students will be required to pass both a
comprehensive written and a clinical skills competency exam with a minimum
score of 75% or better on each exam to be eligible to compete for readmission.
Students granted readmission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program in order
to repeat a course(s) must be readmitted to the program within 12 months from
the date of their last completed quarter.
to the Practical Nursing Program
Students dropped from the Practical Nursing program
for attendance (i.e. maternity, health related, family illness, personal
difficulties), academic reasons or students who have made less than a “C” in a
Fundamental or Specific Occupational nursing course will be allowed to repeat a
course(s) one time only. Also, a student may repeat only one quarter within the
Practical Nursing curriculum in which the minimum grade of “C” was not earned.
Readmission to the program will be granted on a space available basis within
the appropriate course sequence and will be based on the following criteria:
• Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater in the seven nursing
core classes to be placed on the readmission list.
• In the event that there are two or more students who meet the GPA
requirement, the students will be asked to submit an essay and/or arrange an
interview with nursing faculty. One or
both may be required in order to make a fair and final determination.
For Students to
be granted readmission into the Practical Nursing program, the completion time
frame from first admission date to completion date will be 24 months, beginning
with students readmitted Summer Quarter 2006.
Readmission to the Radiologic Technology Program
Students dropped from any Radiologic
Technology program for attendance (i.e., maternity, health related, family
illness, personal difficulties), academic reasons or students who have made
less than a “C” in a Radiologic Technology course
will be allowed to repeat a course(s) one time only. Also, a student may repeat
only one quarter within the Radiologic Technology
curriculum in which the minimum grade of “C” was not earned. This policy applies to transfer students the
same as for students fully in residence.
the program will be granted on a competitive and space-available basis, whereas
all criteria apply as described in the section “Admission of Radiologic Technology Students”. Students will be required to pass both a
comprehensive and a clinical skills competency exam with a minimum score of 80%
on each exam to be eligible to compete for readmission. Students granted readmission
to the Radiologic Technology program in order to
repeat a course(s) must be readmitted to the program within 12 months from the
date of their last completed quarter.
RULES GOVERNING LEGAL RESIDENCY OF STUDENTS
FOR TUITION PURPOSES
Legal residency in the State of Georgia
requires not only recent physical presence in Georgia, but also the element of
intent to remain indefinitely. To be
classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes, an individual who is 18
years of age or older must show that he/she has been a legal resident of Georgia for a
period of at least 12 months preceding the date of registration. In the absence of documentation that the
individual has established legal residence in Georgia, no emancipated minor or
other person 18 years of age or older shall gain in-state status while
attending any educational institution in this state.
If a person is less than 18 years of age, he/she may
register as an in-state student only upon showing that his/her supporting
parent or guardian has been a legal resident of Georgia for a period of at
least 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration. If a parent or legal guardian of a minor
changes his/her legal residence in Georgia, a minor student may continue to
take courses for a period of 12 consecutive months as an in-state student. After the 12 month period, the student may
continue his/her registration only upon the payment of fees at the out-of-state
rate. In the event that a legal resident
of Georgia is appointed as guardian of a non-resident minor, such minor will
not be permitted to register as an in-state student until the expiration of one
year from the date of court appointment, and then only upon proper showing that
such appointment was not made to avoid payment of out-of-state fees.
Aliens shall be classified as non-resident students;
however, an alien who is living in this country under an immigration document
permitting indefinite or permanent residence shall have the same privilege of
qualifying for in-state tuition as a citizen of the United States.
Out-of-state tuition may be waived for exceptions as
defined in this policy. These exceptions
may qualify for the HOPE program.
• Employees and their children who move to
Georgia for employment with a new or expanding industry as defined in Georgia
• Non-resident students who are financially
de-pendent upon a parent, parents, or spouse who has been a legal resident of
Georgia for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of
registration; provided, however, that such financial dependence shall have
existed for at least 12 consecutive months immediately pre-ceding the date of
• Full-time employees of Georgia’s
technical colleges, their spouses, and their dependent children;
• Full-time teachers in the public schools of
or in the University System and their dependent children. Teachers employed full-time on military bases
qualify for this waiver;
• Military personnel and their dependents
station-ed in Georgia
and on active duty;
• Military personnel and their dependents who
are legal residents of Georgia,
but are stationed outside the state.
These exceptions do not qualify for the HOPE program:
• International students selected by the
president or authorized representative, provided, however, that the number of
the international students exempted does not exceed 1% of the total enrollment
of full-time students;
• Career consular officers and their
dependents who are citizens of the foreign nation that their consular office
represents, and who are stationed living in Georgia under orders of their
This waiver shall apply only to those consular
officers whose nations operate on the principle educational reciprocity with
the United States.