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|FALL BLITZ: Gail Cooley, an advisor in the Center for Student Engagement (CSE), works with a student on academic planning and career exploration.|
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Big Sandy Community and Technical College launched a Fall Enrollment Blitz for prospective students.
The campaign features a launch site (http://go4less.bigsandy.org) where students can complete an inquiry form and be entered to win an iPad Air.
“We have a rich history of providing quality education and workforce training to the people of our service area,” said Dr. George D. Edwards, president and CEO of BSCTC. “Our commitment to our students and the region remains the same.”
BSCTC offers 27 programs and more than 200 credentials. The college’s Go2Transfer program allows for easy transfer of credits to four-year universities, while its Go2Work program allows students to earn industry-leading credentials in high-wage, high-demand fields in two years or less.
According to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, students who attend community and technical colleges in Kentucky save more than $7,000 a year. BSCTC offers convenient campus locations in Hager Hill, Paintsville, Pikeville and Paintsville and online course options.
By attending BSCTC, students receive a great education without getting weighed down in debt. With tuition set at $147 per credit in the fall, BSCTC has the lowest tuition of any provider in the state. Students pay less than half of what they would pay at four-year institutions. For students seeking to transfer, BSCTC offers a variety of transfer scholarships to four-year institutions across the state.
“For many students, the most significant barrier in their pursuit of a college education is affordability,” said Dr. Edwards. “We have worked diligently to keep our cost low and our standards high, while focusing on student access, retention and success.”
BSCTC will hold registration for the Fall semester on August 11-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day on all of its campuses.
For more information, call 1-855-GO-BSCTC or visit http://bigsandy.kctcs.edu.
COMPLETE ADMISSIONS APPLICATION ONLINE
Students can complete an admissions application online at bigsandy.kctcs.edu/Admissions/Admissions_Forms.aspx.
REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS, DIPLOMA OR GED
Prospective students must submit transcripts from high school and/or any previously attended colleges and universities. Official transcripts can only be sent from the institution to BSCTC. Transcripts can be mailed to BSCTC, 1 Bert T. Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653. Additionally, students must provide a high school diploma or GED.
SUBMIT ACT/SAT AND KYOTE SCORES OR COMPLETE COMPASS TEST
Students should submit ACT, SAT, Compass and KYOTE scores to the office of admissions. Depending on test results, students may be required to take the Compass exam to determine placement in specific general education courses.
APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
Students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at fafsa.ed.gov.
SCHEDULE AN ADVISING SESSION
Students should contact the Center for Student Engagement at 606-886-3863 to set up an advising session. The center supports students in academic planning and career exploration during their first semester until the admissions office assigns a permanent advisor based on the student’s field of study.
By choosing BSCTC, students are making a commitment to “Start Smart. Start Here.” Through the Go2Transfer program, you can transfer with ease to the college and university of your choice. In two years or less, our Go2Work program can train students for high-demand jobs that are hiring now.