Accepted Students

Accepted Students

​​​​​​​​ Congratulations on your acceptance to


This webpage will provide you with many resources to assist in becoming a student at COTC. We know navigating orientation, scheduling, financial aid, and even getting your books can be stressful at times, but we are here to help.  

Things to do before orientation and class scheduling:

Central Ohio Technical College

1179 University Dr.
Newark, OH 43055

 Schedule placement assessment (if needed):

    • Call The Gateway at your local COTC campus to speak with a Gateway Staff Member to determine if you will be required to take a placement exam before scheduling classes at COTC
  • Schedule Orientation:
    • Call your local COTC Campus to schedule your orientation.

Summer semester 2020 Orientation Dates by campus:

​​Students must sign-up in advance for orientation. Contact your local campus to sign-up. 

Coshocton Campus 


Knox Campus


Pataskala Campus


​​Newark Campus


Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Monday, May 4, 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Academic Advising

During orientation, you will meet with academic advisors as they help you schedule your classes at COTC. Your advisors will be your ultimate resource to the success here at COTC. Gateway Advisors, with the help of other Gateway staff, staff members from other departments, and faculty college wide, play a critical role in the recruitment and development of our student population.  

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is here to assist students and families through the financial aid process. In most cases, the student will be eligible for some type of federal financial aid regardless of income.  Our staff looks forward to assisting you in financing your education. We welcome your comments and suggestions and encourage you to contact us with any questions.

Student ID & Parking Pass

All students receive a free COTC ID and parking pass through the Office of Public Safety . Students will need to bring a photo ID in order to receive their ID. Student will be eligible for their ID and parking pass once they have registered for classes at COTC.