The admissions process is the first step in becoming a CVTC student and getting your career off the ground. Whether you are interested in a program, certificate, or apprenticeship, we've made it easy to apply by providing steps below.
Feel free to contact us at InfoCenter@cvtc.edu if you have questions along the way.
CVTC offers over 60 programs. With our variety of day, evening, and online classes you'll find what you need to fit college into your life, and into your budget. CVTC offers proven education to help you earn a degree or certificate, advance your career, or get the training you need to start a new career. Don't hesitate as some of our programs fill-up fast and have waiting lists. Start the college admission process now!
Step 1: Complete Application
The application process will take approximately 20 minutes and you will need your social security number. A one-time nonrefundable application processing fee of $30 is required at the time of application. A nonrefundable processing fee of $20 is required if you reapply to the college, change your program, or add another program. You can apply online or by using our paper version.
If you are an international student, we recommend beginning the application process at least six months before you would like to enroll. Learn more about becoming an international student.
- Before July 1 for the Fall Semester
- Before November 1 for the Spring Semester
- High school seniors may start applying for the following academic year starting on the Friday before Labor Day
Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid
Many of our students receive financial aid (for eligible programs) assistance. There are several different types of aid, and you can learn more about each one below. For more details on the financial aid process, view our Financial Aid Checklist.
Step 3: Take Entrance Requirements
Before enrolling at CVTC, there are two entrance requirements that must be completed including the Inventory for Student Success (ISS) and the COMPASS exam. The ISS is a free, web-based questionnaire that gauges your confidence and attitude regarding your ability to do well at CVTC. Your answers help us better support you and your success at CVTC. Your answers/results from the ISS will not affect your admission to the college.
COMPASS® is an untimed, computerized test that helps CVTC evaluate your skills. We use the results to determine program acceptance and placement into appropriate courses. CVTC will also accept a recent ACT score for admission and course placement.
Details on Entrance Requirements