Admissions Guidelines

If you have graduated from high school or earned a GED, you may apply for admission to Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC). You are required to apply online for admission prior to the beginning of the term of enrollment. You must submit, along with the application, the required documents listed below to the college Admissions Office in order to complete the admission process. What additional information will I need to submit?

 

New Students

First-Time Freshmen (Students entering any college for the first time)

    • Official high school transcript or photocopy of GED test results
      • Required for applicants age 25 and under
    • Qualifying placement scores
      • ACT subtest requirements (18-  English, 19 - Math, and 20- Reading)
        OR
      • COMPASS (English, Math, and Reading)

Transfer Students (Students who have previously enrolled in a postsecondary institution)

    • Official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended (an official transcript is one sent from the college(s) attended directly to the Admissions Office at SKYTC or to the student who must then mail or deliver the transcript in its original sealed envelope.)
    • COMPASS placement exam results (If college level mathematics and English courses have not been completed or if ACT scores are less than an 18 in English, 19 in math, and 20 in reading subtests.)
    • Transfer students with 12 or more credit hours at the 100 level or above in general education courses with a 2.0 GPA are exempt from reading placement requirements. However, all students must meet individual course pre-requisites such as those for entry-level English and mathematics courses.

Visiting Students (Students planning to attend the college for one semester only and then return to the home institution.)

    • Official transcript from the home institution, indicating you are eligible to return to that institution.
    • Official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended (an official transcript is one sent from the college(s) attended directly to the Admissions Office at SKYCTC or to the student who must then mail or deliver the transcript in its original sealed envelope.
    • Appropriate ACT or COMPASS placement exam results for the courses to be taken, if prerequisite scores are required.

The COMPASS placement exam may be scheduled by calling:

Returning Students

If you have previously attended SKYCTC and are returning after an absence of two or more 16-week semesters, you must complete a new application for admission and meet all current admission requirements. Placement scores are valid five years from the test date. Placement score requirements are subject to change. All students will adhere to the Assessment and Placement Policy guidelines for the semester in which they are admitted.

Admission to Selective Admission Programs

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission into any Nursing or Allied Health program. Admission into Nursing or Allied Health programs (Polysomnography, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography) is based on selective admission criteria specific to each program. Students who are interested in the admission criteria for these programs should contact the program coordinators or the college Admissions Office staff. Some general education requirements must be completed prior to admission into the programs.