Admission Policy: Pre-Assessment

Policy 1001

To ensure successful completion of the course of study, students must meet course requirements and complete all enrollment procedures before being admitted to class.

All adult students who enter James Rumsey Technical Institute must be assessed. With the exception of the truck driving program*, adult students must hold a high school diploma, HISET, TASC™, or GED® prior to admission into an occupational training program. Those who are required but do not possess a high school diploma, HISET, TASC™, or GED® are referred to Adult Basic Education and must earn a West Virginia High School Equivalency Diploma before enrolling.

A student must be qualified to study at the postsecondary level. A student qualifies if he/she:

  • has a high school diploma (can be from a foreign school if it is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma);
  • has the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as a GED, HiSET, TASC™ certificate or other state-sanctioned test or diploma-equivalency certificate; or
  • has completed homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law.

Before final admittance, the student must meet with the instructor for an informal, introductory interview.

***Ability to Benefit/Admitting Students by Exception does not apply to any programs that receive Federal funding.***

***Students entering the truck driving program, which does not require a high school diploma or its equivalency, are not eligible and do not receive Title IV funding.***