Read the descriptions below or use the student type determination form, 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.  Students who do not earn a High School diploma or equivalent can be admitted to OTC as a First-Time student but would not qualify for Financial Aid.


You are considered a Transfer student for admission purposes if you have completed coursework at 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.


If you are a student who previously attended OTC (not including our high school programs) and it has been more than one academic year since your last attendance, you will need to reapply to OTC as a Readmit student.


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 and students who do not plan to seek a degree at OTC are classified as a Visiting student. Visiting Students are always non-degree seeking and are not eligible for Financial Aid.


Students who are currently taking courses at OTC as either a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student through an arrangement between OTC and the company where the student is employed.  Corporate College students are enrolled by their employers, and the employer makes arrangements to pay all tuition and fees for the courses.  Students interested in Corporate College should start by talking with their employer.  Interested employers should contact


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.