Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admissions


CONTACT: admissions@bridgevalley.edu

General Admission Information

BridgeValley Community and Technical College adheres to an open admissions policy. It is the intent of this policy that all people should have access to higher education opportunities that align with their interest and abilities. BridgeValley follows the Community and Technical College System on residency classification for determining tuition and fees. For the full text, visit www.wvctcs.org/rulesandpolicies

Applications for admission may be completed online at www.bridgevalley.edu, or request an application be mailed by telephoning 304.205.6700.

Regular (degree-seeking) admission is available for all who have obtained a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED/TASC) diploma.

Scores from standardized tests such as the American College Test (ACT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or ACCUPLACER are not required for admission. However, scores from one of these tests is required for financial aid eligibility and tests are used for placement and counseling purposes. If a student is applying for financial aid, one of these exams, must be taken prior to registering for classes.

NOTE: West Virginia residents are highly encouraged to take the ACT or SAT test as scores from these tests are required for certain West Virginia scholarships and grant programs including the Promise Scholarship, as well as campus-based scholarships from the college.

Admission Requirements (Admission to the College)

Degree-Seeking Admissions Requirements

Individuals interested in applying for Certificate (one-year) or Associate (two-year) Degree programs must submit the following documents to the Admissions:

  1. A completed BridgeValley Community and Technical College Application for Admission.
  2. An official high school transcript or GED/TASC scores report.
  3. An official transcript from each previous college or university attended. Note: Official transcripts must be mailed directly or electronically delivered to BridgeValley Community and Technical College from the issuing institution.
  4. ACT/SAT or other placement test (ACCUPLACER) scores. (Scores are required for financial aid and/or placement in math and English courses.)

Provisional admission may be granted for a semester to degree-seeking students whose admission, readmission, or transfer admission documentation is incomplete at the time classes begin.

If student records indicate a student does not meet regular degree-seeking admissions requirements, the student will be conditionally admitted.

If records are not received by the Division of Students Affairs by the designated time, the student’s registration may be voided. If the registration is voided, there will be no refund of tuition and fees.

NOTE: Financial aid will not be processed until all records are received.

Non-Degree Seeking Admission Requirements

Individuals who wish to enroll at BridgeValley Community and Technical College to take credit classes for personal enrichment, job improvement, or for reasons other than seeking a degree may enroll as a non-degree student. Non-degree applicants must submit the following documents to Admissions.

  1. A completed BridgeValley Community and Technical College application for admission. Non-Degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Non-Degree students who wish to change to the degree-seeking status must complete the necessary forms in the Admissions Department-which include the following: 

  1. An official high school transcript or GED/TASC scores report.
  2. An official transcript from each previous college or university attended. (Note: Official transcripts must be mailed directly or electronically delivered to BridgeValley Community and Technical from the issuing institution.)
  3. ACT/SAT or other placement test (ACCUPLACER) scores. (Scores are required for placement in math and/or English courses.)

Readmission Requirements

Readmission Due to Non-Attendance

Individuals seeking readmission because of discontinued studies by not enrolling for one or more academic semesters must complete a readmission application. Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.00 will be required to meet with the Vice President of Academic Affairs prior to registering for any courses offered by BridgeValley Community and Technical College. Students who have attended other institution(s) during their absence from BridgeValley Community and Technical College will be considered transfer students. Please follow the instructions listed under “Transfer Students”. Readmitted students must follow the academic catalog in effect at the time of their readmission and are required to meet all academic standards that changed during their absence.

Readmission Due to Academic Reasons

Individuals who were required to discontinue their studies due to academic reasons and are now seeking readmission must submit a readmission application to the Academic Affairs Office with complete academic records and a narrative as indicated on the application. The student must schedule a meeting with the Vice President for Academic Affairs after submitting this information where a decision on readmission will be made and the conditions of readmission will be applied, if appropriate. Readmitted students must follow the academic catalog in effect at the time of their readmission and are required to meet all academic standards that changed during their absence.

Transfer Student Requirements

Individuals who wish to enroll at BridgeValley Community and Technical College to take credit classes for personal enrichment, job improvement, or for reasons other than seeking a degree may enroll as a non-degree student. Non-degree applicants must submit the following documents to Admissions.

  1. A completed BridgeValley Community and Technical College application for admission. Non-Degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Non-Degree students who wish to change to the degree-seeking status must complete the necessary forms in the Admissions Department-which include the following: 

  1. An official high school transcript or GED/TASC scores report.
  2. An official transcript from each previous college or university attended. (Note: Official transcripts must be mailed directly or electronically delivered to BridgeValley Community and Technical from the issuing institution.)
  3. ACT/SAT or other placement test (ACCUPLACER) scores. (Scores are required for placement in math and/or English courses.)

Admission Requirements (Admission to Selective Programs)

Selective Admission Programs

BridgeValley offers several academic programs with limited enrollment and specific requirements for consideration of admission into those programs. The programs with selective admission are competitive and the number of students admitted to these programs is limited to assure appropriate educational services and academic excellence.

Admission Requirements (Early College High School Students)

  1. The student must complete a consent form signed by his/her parent and the high school principal or counselor as appropriate.
  2. The student must submit a completed BridgeValley Community and Technical College application for admission.
  3. The student must have a 2.5 high school GPA or be recommended by a counselor or a principal.
  4. Early College High School students must meet prerequisites for courses, which may include ACT/SAT scores, or other state-approved placement test scores.
  5. Early College High School students are not eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements (International Students)

International students must have their completed application on file at least four (4) months prior to their intended date of enrollment. International students must complete the equivalent of a secondary education with higher- than- average grades. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all students with a native language other than English. International students must submit the following documentation to Admissions.

  1. An international student application at least four (4) months prior to their intended date of enrollment.
  2. Official records of a secondary education with higher-than-average grades. Official transcripts, from all institutions, of previous college work completed. All documents must be translated to the English language. For consideration, international college transcripts must be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by an approved third-party, such as Educational Credential Evaluators.
  3. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 500 on the paper-based test, or 173 on the computer-based version, or 61 or above on the internet-based version, or a score of 6.5 or above on the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). Only official score reports for the TOEFL are acceptable. Photocopies will not serve as an official score report.
  4. A certification of “Financial Support Statement” from a financial institution.
  5. Additional standardized test (ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER) for placement and counseling purposes, must be taken prior to registration.

Admission Requirements (Transient Students)

Students enrolled at another postsecondary institution wishing to enroll in courses at BridgeValley may be admitted as transient students. The transient student must submit the following:

  1. A completed BridgeValley Community and Technical College Application.
  2. A completed Transient Approval Form from their home institution.

BridgeValley Community and Technical College students who wish to enroll at another institution as a transient student should complete a BridgeValley Transient Approval Form with appropriate signature approvals.

Placement

Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements vary by course. Please refer to the course description in the academic catalog for specific requirements.