Admissions / Registration
Anyone who wants to attend Salina Tech must submit a completed application and a high school transcript or GED certificate to the Student Services office accompanied by the application fee. Or, students must complete high school or the GED before a degree can be awarded. Students Admission is open to all applicants but enrollment is limited by class size. Applications are accepted on a first-come basis so individuals seeking admission or re-admission are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
High school juniors and seniors may concurrently enroll if they are at least 16 years old.
All applicants for admissions will be required to take the college assessment test (in the Learning Resource Room). Minimum requirements in math and reading must be met. Students who do not satisfy the minimum requirements may appeal to the VP of Student Services and program instructor. Services are available to assist the student in meeting minimum requirements.
SATC uses the ACT Compass test for assessment testing. The test is free and takes about one hour to complete. Students may take the test any time during the year. In lieu of the assessment test, students may submit ACT scores or an assessment test from another institution if not more than five years old. Students may also transfer in college level math or English credits at a C or better.
Summary of admissions requirements:
- A completed application with non refundable fee.
- An assessment test or ACT validating minimum requirements in math and reading.
- High school transcript or GED.
Transfer Students: Send an official copy of transcript directly from previous accredited institution to: SATC Registrar, 2562 Centennial Road, Salina, KS 67401. Transfer credits that apply toward the current program are not used in computing GPA. Only courses with a grade of “C” or higher will transfer and must come from an accredited institution. The Registrar will make the final determination of transfer credit.
Veteran Students follow the same admission process above. If they have attended previous institutions, then send official transcripts as outlined in "transfer students" above.
The VP of Student Services will complete the veteran certification. All questions and forms should be submitted to the Director of Financial Aid, 2526 Centennial Road, Salina, KS 67401.
It is important for students who are veterans to select subjects that will apply to their specific degrees. These are the courses that the college can certify to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans are always responsible for their own tuition payments to the college.
If veterans are suspended from school due to lack of progress, VA benefits will be terminated for the length of the suspension.
Note: military personnel who are called to active duty are entitled to a full refund.
International Students. SATC is not approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to accept students seeking admission through a foreign student visa.
Undocumented Post Secondary Students. Undocumented non-U.S. citizens are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. Undocumented non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for admission to SATC if they meet the following State requirements:
Provide documentation that they attended an accredited Kansas high school for three or more years and graduated from an accredited Kansas high school or obtained a GED diploma in Kansas.
File an affidavit with Salina Tech stating that they have filed an application to legalize their immigration status or filed for US citizenship or that their parents have filed such an application.
Affidavits are available in the Student Services office.
All non-US citizens must fulfill all college and program requirements before admission is granted. Undocumented, non-US citizens are not eligible for financial aid.
In addition to meeting State qualifications, undocumented non-U.S. citizens must fulfill all college entrance requirements.
Undocumented Secondary students. Undocumented non-citizen Juniors and seniors may enroll in SATC programs accepting secondary students by meeting the following criteria:
- Be currently attending and lawfully enrolled in a Kansas high school
- Fulfill all college entrance requirements.
If you have questions regarding admissions or registration, please call 785 309 3100.
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