Admissions Policies

Students may be admitted to ACTC as freshmen, as students with transfer credit from other institutions, as visiting students, or as non-degree students. KCTCS colleges admit students who have graduated from high school, who have earned a high school general equivalency diploma (GED), or who are dually enrolled in high school and the college.

Admission and Registration Procedures

  • Prospective students should contact the admissions office and request an admission application or visit the college’s website to complete an online application.
  • The full and proper name of the student and KCTCS student ID number must be used in registration and for all other official purposes.
  • Applicants should submit results of the American College Test® (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test® (SAT). Applicants who have not taken the ACT® must complete the COMPASS™ or ASSET® placement examination administered by any KCTCS college. For specific information regarding course placement, students should refer to the KCTCS Assessment and Placement Policy, which is available on the website at
  • Applicants under age 25 entering a college for the first time will be required to send an official copy of their high school transcript or GED to the admissions office of the college they plan to attend for specific program requirements.
  • Applicants entering with transfer credit  must have an official transcript from each college attended forwarded to the admissions office of the college they plan to attend.
  • Students who are re-entering a ACTC after being out for one or more semesters should submit a new application for evaluation.
  • Admission to a college does not guarantee admission to a specific program. Applicants seeking admission to an occupational/technical program should contact the program coordinator for information regarding any special requirements for program admission.
  • Applicants must submit an application for admission and supporting documents prior to the application deadline for the term or session for which the student plans to enroll.
  • A student who applies for admission to ACTC will receive instructions to establish access to Student Self-Service. Student Self- Service allows a student access to many services such as registration, grades, class schedule, financial aid awards, bill payment and many other services.
  • All enrolled ACTC students will be given access to a KCTCS assigned email account. Official communication from faculty and student service personnel will be sent to this address. Students will continue to have access to this account as long as they are enrolled. After receiving the completed application and other forms, the admission office will notify the applicant of his or her admission status.