Admissions Information 

Admission Requirements for Students Seeking a Degree or Certificate

Regular admission as an associate degree or certificate seeking student to Central Ohio Technical College is based upon meeting one of the following requirements:

     1. High school graduate, or

     2. Completed home schooling at the secondary level, or

     3. Passed the General Education Development Test (GED), or

     4. If applicant has not met 1, 2, or 3 above, must be 18 or older.

Before an applicant can be admitted as a regular degree or certificate seeking student, the following must be submitted:

1. A COTC Application for Admission (submitted with the application fee).  Applications are kept on file for three years from date of receipt (the first semester/year for which admission was requested). After that, records are destroyed and prospective students must re-apply at no cost.

2. Non-U.S. citizens are required to submit documentation of current status such as a copy of their permanent resident card. Additional admission requirements are required to be accepted as an international student (M-1 status). Refer to “International Students” policy.

An official high school transcript, proof of GED or proof of home school completion is required for admission to certain programs and/or to verify student has met a course prerequisite. The college reserves the right to require any of these documents from  any applicant.

Several COTC programs have additional, specific admission requirements which may include, but not be limited to age limitations. Admission to some programs is limited. Applicants to some programs must complete all admission requirements specific to their program and submit a separate application for that program (before the published deadline) to be considered for admission.

Applicants convicted of any felony crime may be denied admission to some or all programs and may not be eligible to receive financial assistance. All students or applicants are responsible for informing the College of any felony conviction at the time of conviction.

Admission for Students Not Seeking a Degree or Certificate

Current high school and home school students may be eligible to enroll and take college-level coursework while still enrolled in secondary education. Please refer to the “High School Options” policies for further information.

Under certain circumstances an applicant may enroll as a non-degree/non-certificate seeking (Special Status) student in order to take a particular course or courses consistent with his or her education and experience. Special Status students are not assessed the College Acceptance Fee, are not eligible to receive financial aid, and cannot earn a degree/certificate. Please refer to “Non-Degree/Non-Certificate Students” policy for more information (see Policies and Procedures). Any person 60 years or older may enroll tuition free on a non-credit, space-available basis. Please refer to the “Senior Citizens” section of the Policies and Procedures for more information.

Admission requirements and processes are subject to change without notice.

Have questions?  Call one of our campus locations below or email us at cotcgateway@cotc.edu

The Newark Campus

1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055

The Coshocton Campus

200 North Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH 43812

The Knox Campus

236 S. Main St
Mount Vernon Ohio 43050

The Pataskala Campus

8660 East Broad Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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