ETI admits students into its academic training programs regardless of their ethnicity, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religious beliefs or a lack thereof. Provided all other applicable admissions criteria are met, a person with physical disabilities will be admitted upon demonstration that he or she can access the campus by climbing the flight of stairs to reach the second floor.
Applicants for both online and in-classroom programs are required to satisfy the following criteria:
1. Be at least 18 years of age on or before starting their first day of class;
2. Complete an admissions application;
3. Provide evidence that they have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent. If high school was completed outside of the United States, the applicant must submit a copy of the high school diploma and, if applicable, an acceptable English translation of the diploma.
The requirement for proof of high school completion may be waived if the applicant can provide a copy of an official transcript showing completion of a post-secondary associate degree or higher. An official transcript from a non-U.S. college or university must be accompanied by a written evaluation by an agency acceptable to ETI advising that the credential earned is equivalent to an associate degree or higher of an accredited U.S. college.
4. Possess a basic understanding of and competency in computer functions and operations and a fundamental knowledge of word processing. The following does
not apply to Short Programs: Students must pass a school-developed computer assessment exam with a score of 75% or higher.
Applicants who do not pass this exam on the first attempt may choose to take the exam a second time but must wait two weeks before doing so. The required pass rate on the second attempt is 80%. Applicants who feel that they do not have the requisite knowledge and skills base to pass the assessment exam may register for the non-credit, 20-clock hour short course Computer Skills for End Users, designed to prepare students for enrollment in the Accredited Programs.
5. Complete and sign an enrollment agreement.
A student who wishes to change academic programs must make an appointment with the Admissions Office to complete a new enrollment agreement. All courses completed in the student’s previous program that are common to the new program will be transferred into the new program. The grades earned for those courses along with the clock hours attempted and clock hours successfully completed for the courses will also be transferred. The maximum time frame (MTF) for the new program will be calculated reducing the MTF by the number of successfully completed clock hours transferred. A student who is on academic probation at the time of the program change will remain on academic probation in the new program for one academic segment and must achieve the minimum SAP standard by the end of that period to remain enrolled in the school.
Seeking to Earn an Additional Credential
A student who has successfully completed one academic program at ETI and who wishes to enroll in another program must make an appointment with the Admissions Office to complete a new enrollment agreement. Any courses successfully completed in the prior program that are common to the new program and the clock hours earned for those courses will be transferred into the new program. Both the grades and the clock hours will be included in the CGPA and clock-hours attempted calculations for the new program.
Students who have left or been withdrawn from an academic program for any reason must submit a written request, asking to be readmitted. Students who were dismissed for violation of the Code of Conduct are not eligible for readmission. A student can be readmitted only once, based on space availability. Before readmission, a student must pay all outstanding tuition that was due at the time of his or her dismissal or withdrawal. Students will receive academic credit for all courses previously successfully completed. Students readmitted into a program must complete that program within the maximum time frame as described in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy section of this catalog.