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EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE_ ___________________________________________________________ 2015-2016
Technical Certificate, or a Basic Technical Certificate, you
may be admitted as a non-matriculated (non-degree seeking)
student. Students attending under this classification are NOT
required to submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission
or official transcripts from previous education.
Unofficial transcripts may be required if a student wishes to take
general education courses or courses that require
prerequisites. Non-degree seeking students may register for 9
credits per semester or 3 credits in summer term. Approval of
the Registrar’s office is required for credits beyond the allowable
amount. High school students may register part-time as a Dual
Enrolled student with letters of consent from the high school
principal, parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and permission from an
EITC counselor. Acceptance into this non-degree seeking
category does not constitute acceptance into a certificate/
degree program. You will not be eligible to receive federal or
state financial aid and must meet any prerequisite/corequisite
requirements for your class(es). Non-degree seeking students are
expected to adhere to EITC student policies and should
understand that credits earned during non-degree seeking
enrollment will be evaluated for program applicability at the
time of matriculation. If you fail courses as a non-degree
seeking student, this may impact your financial aid eligibility
when you enroll as a degree-seeking student.
To apply for regular admission to EITC you must meet the
following requirements:
• High School diploma with a minimum 2.0 GPA
• Placement examination/admission exam. Normally,
the COMPASS will be required; however, other exams approved
by the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education such
as the ACT/SAT ASSET or CPT may be substituted.
• Satisfactory completion of high school course work that
includes at least the following:
3 credits from challenging math sequences of
increasing rigor selected from courses such as Algebra I,
Geometry, Applied Math I and II, Algebra II, Trigonometry,
Discrete Math, Statistics, and other higher level math courses.
Two mathematics credits must be taken in the 11th or 12th grade.
(After 1998, less rigorous math courses taken in grades
10-12, such as pre-algebra, review math, and remedial math,
shall not be counted.) It is recommended that you complete 3
years (6 credits) of math.
Natural Science:
4 credits, including at least two credits of
laboratory science from challenging science courses including
applied biology/chemistry, principles of technology (applied
physics), anatomy, biology, earth science, geology, physiology,
physical science, zoology, physics, chemistry, and
agricultural science and technology courses (500 level and
above). It is recommended that you complete 3 years (6 credits)
with 2 of the years (4 credits) in laboratory sciences.
8 credits. Two credits of Applied English for the
Workplace may be counted for English credit.
Professional-technical courses, including Advanced
Opportunities sequences and organized work-based learning
experiences connected to the school-based curriculum, are
strongly recommended. High school work release time not
connected to the school-based curriculum will not be considered.
COMPASS Placement Test:
COMPASS is an un-timed
assessment test used for course advising and for determining
your achievement level in the areas of math, reading and writing.
It is not a pass/fail test. COMPASS is a computer adaptive test
and will move through the various levels of question
difficulty, seeking your highest achievement level. While
COMPASS is given on a computer, no computer skills are
required. Complete instructions are provided on the computer
All applicants to EITC who intend to pursue a Certificate or
Associate of Applied Science Degree are required to take the
COMPASS (please see note below for exemptions). The test is
given throughout the year during posted days and times. There is
a $15 fee to take the COMPASS; the fee is waived if the $15
application fee has already been submitted. Test scores are valid
for two years. There is a $7 per unit fee for all COMPASS
Exemptions to COMPASS Testing:
Applicants who have
already completed at least a two year degree or have
completed related general education courses at a regionally
accredited post-secondary institution with a “C-” or better, or
those who have passed Advanced Placement testing for English
and/or math may not be required to take the preliminary
education assessment.
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