2016-17 Course Catalog - 14
Thaddeus Stevens College provides educational oppotunities and
life experiences to individuals who have the intent, desire, and
ability to seek advanced technical education. All programs of
study terminate in an associate of applied science (AAS) degree
with the exception of the Construction Electrician Program
(nine-month certificate), the Machine Certificate Program
(nine-month certificate), and the Masonry Certificate Program
Since each technical area requires different abilities, admissions
standards vary from program to program. For example, applicants
for the Electrical Technology program are expected to have a
more extensive background in mathematics than applicants for
Collision Repair Technology or Plumbing Technology. Given an
excess of qualified applicants for many programs, meeting the
minimum requirements will often not be sufficient for admission.
In that case, the most financially deserving and academically best
prepared of the applicants will be selected. Others will be placed
on a waiting list.
At a minimum, applicants must have a high school diploma or its
equivalent. Questions regarding the admissions standards of a specific
technical program should be directed to the Office of Admissions.
Thaddeus Stevens College reserves the right to deny admission or
readmission to any individual if, in the opinion of College authorities,
such is not in the best interest of the student or the College.
Admission is offered without regard to age, sex, handicap, race,
religion, creed, national origin, veteran status, or political affiliation.
All applicants, however, must be residents of Pennsylvania.
College Information and Admissions Applications
All graduates of accredited secondary schools or general
equivalency diploma (GED) are eligible for admission to Thaddeus
Stevens College. Admission into a specific technical area is based
upon evidence of scholastic readiness and personal interest.
To request information or submit an application, visit the College's
website at www.stevenscollege.edu or write to: Office of Admissions,
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 East King Street,
Lancaster, PA 17602. You may also call 1-800-842-3832 or 717-2997701 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
When applicants apply for admission to Thaddeus Stevens College,
they generally know which major interests them. Candidates who
are uncertain should ask a high school counselor or a counselor
of the Pennsylvania Career Link about a career choice. Public
libraries are also helpful, and Thaddeus Stevens College can help
make a final decision. Call the Office of Admissions to speak with
a staff person about visiting the College or visit our website at
Once completed, submit the online application and forward the
nonrefundable application fee to the Office of Admissions, 750 East
King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. There is no deadline for receipt
of applications; however, applications are considered in the order
received. Applicants who qualify for the Thaddeus Stevens Grant
and who meet our admission standards will be given preference.
All applicants must possess a high school diploma from an
accredited high school or a high school equivalency diploma
(GED). Request that your high school guidance office forward a
copy of your transcript to Thaddeus Stevens College beginning
with the ninth grade. This transcript should reflect class standing,
cumulative grade point average, attendance, and keystone test
scores. If taken, SAT and/or ACT scores should also be submitted.
In order to be considered for admission to the College, students
must have a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or
higher, have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in math, English
and science, and have scored proficient in all PSSA test areas.
Upon submission of the high school transcript, keystone scores,
and requested essay, these documents will be reviewed by the
admissions director. If a student meets these qualifications, he/
she will then be advised to participate in placement testing. The
purpose of placement testing is to determine a student's preparation
for college-level work. The results may indicate that the student
needs a summer, a semester, or a year of remedial coursework to
prepare for the credit bearing courses required for their degree.
Applicants may elect to take the ACT or SAT test at one of several
locations in Pennsylvania. Applicants unable to take the ACT
or SAT may elect to visit the Thaddeus Stevens College campus
to take a placement test. Because each curriculum has specific
academic requirements, applicants are admitted to a curriculum
based on identified criteria and placement test scores
Thaddeus Stevens College requires all students enrolling in safetysensitive programs to successfully complete a drug screening
prior to acceptance into those programs. The Office of Admissions
will notify students eligible for matriculation into a program of
study with instructions for conducting drug screening. Once an
applicant has successfully completed the drug screening process,
the College will notify the applicant. Applicants who successfully
complete the drug screening will not be charged for the screening.
However, applicants who fail the screening will be charged for the
test and will have to wait at least six months to reapply.
The screening is a requirement. Eligible applicants who fail to
provide a successful drug screening in a timely basis will lose their
reserved slot in their desired program of study.
Finally, the College reserves the right to have any enrolled student
screened for illicit drug use based upon reasonable suspicion and
through random drug testing.
If a student is requested to be screened, he/she will not be allowed
back in the class until proof of screening. Enrolled students who
fail the drug screening will be dismissed from school and will be
charged for the cost of the drug screening.
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