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Student Types

Read the descriptions below to help you decide which type of student you are for admission purposes.  Different student types have different admission requirements.


You will qualify for admission to OTC as a First-Time student if you are (or will be) a graduate of an accredited high school. You will also qualify if you have obtained your General Educational Development (GED) or have completed the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) examination satisfactory.


You are considered a Transfer student for admission purposes if you have enrolled in another regionally accredited college or university following your graduation from high school (excluding the summer immediately following your high school graduation). The number of credit hours you completed does not matter. Your eligibility for admission will be based on the number of transferable credit hours you have earned.

If you have earned 24 or more hours of transferable credit following your graduation from high school, then you will qualify for admission. However, you must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher on your transferable credit.


If you are a student who has attended OTC previously and wish to return to OTC and you have been out of classes for over one academic year, you will need to reapply to OTC as a Readmit student.

Or, if you have not attended classes anywhere since you left OTC, and you completed the admission process when you last attended here, this is all we need in order to process your readmission. From there we can get you ready to register. If you have attended classes somewhere since you left here, we will have to have those transcript(s) sent to us so that we can process your application.


The Office of International Programs welcomes students from all parts of the world. OTC appreciates your interest in attending classes with us. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and are considering pursuing a full course of study, we can admit you as an International student.


Students who are currently enrolled at another college or university and plan to take a limited number of courses at OTC are classified as a Visting student. Visiting Students do not plan to pursue a degree at OTC and are not seeking financial aid at OTC.


We offer several unique opportunities to High School students to get a head start on their future. Through various programs, high school students can earn college credit as well as build career and technical education skills. Doing this can save time and money as they get a jump-start on their degree.

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