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ADMISSION POLICY:

The MT Training Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows the same policies in accepting applications from prospective students. The MT Training Center is open to all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, origin, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status. The admission standards are in complete compliance with the Texas Workforce Career School and Colleges Regulatory Board, the Veterans Administration Education Department, and the U.S. Department of Education’s regulations. Those individuals applying for admission must meet the following general requirements: Before an applicant can be accepted for admission to MT Training Center, he or she must:

  • Schedule an interview with the Admissions department; and
  • Complete an admission application; and
  • Take a tour of the School’s facility, and
  • Submit a completed enrollment agreement.
  • Individuals may apply at any time but may only begin their program of study on specified start dates. Individuals who are interested in attending the MT Training Center are encouraged to contact the school in advance of their intended start date.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for admission, an applicant must be able to read and write English and provide the school with proof of one of the following within 30 days of enrollment:

  • A high school diploma (this can be from a foreign school if it is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma and has been translated and evaluated by a credible educational credential evaluation service provider in the United States); or
  • The recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as a general educational development or GED certificate; or
  • A high school transcript (official or unofficial which includes a graduation date); or
  • Completion of homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law.

Note: Applicants must be beyond the age of compulsory public school attendance. Additional Admission Requirements may be required for each program of study. Please refer to that program for a comprehensive list.

Ability to Benefit (ATB)

  • Effective with the 2012-2013 award year, new students who do not have a high school diploma, or an equivalent such as a GED, and who did not complete secondary school in a home school setting are not eligible for Title IV, HEA program funds. Such students can no longer become eligible by passing an approved “Ability-to-Benefit” exam or by satisfactorily completing at least six credit hours or 225 clock hours of college work that is applicable to a degree or certificate offered by the student’s postsecondary institution.
  • Students who were enrolled in an eligible educational program of study before July 1, 2012 may continue to be considered Title IV, HEA program funding eligible under either the ATB test or credit hour standards.
  • For students who are not seeking Federal Title IV, HEA funding, MT Training Center adheres to the Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges regulations and the Council on Occupational Education guidelines on admittance of students on an “Ability to Benefit” (ATB) basis. To be eligible for admission on an ATB basis, an applicant must be able to read and write English and;
    • Be beyond the compulsory school attendance age and have the ability to benefit from the occupational education offered by the School.
    • Must obtain a score of 200 (Verbal) and 210 (Quantitative) on the Wonderlic Basic Skills Exam, which is approved by the U.S. Department of Education. These passing scores are dictated by the U.S. Department of Education and the test manufacturer. If an applicant does not obtain a satisfactory score, the School allows the test to be retaken one time, after 30 days of the original test date. This examination is administered by an independent protector, not affiliated with the School and by appointment only.
    • Admission for ATB students is based on achievement of the required passing test scores in conjunction with the School’s admission policies.

Home School Applicants: Individuals who have completed homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law. Applicants who have completed a home school program may self-certify that they have completed secondary school through homeschooling as defined by the Texas Education Code, Chapter 51, subchapter z, Section 51.9241 or provide a state issued Secondary Home School Completion Certificate from a state other than Texas.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO TITLE IV, HEA PROGRAMS ELIGIBILITY:

Applicant guidelines for Federal Title IV, HEA program funding eligibility is as follows:

1. Student has verifiable Social Security Number

2. Citizenship and residency requirement:

To be eligible to receive Title IV, HEA program assistance, a student must:

  • Be a citizen or national of the United States; or
  • Provide evidence from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service that he or she is a permanent resident of the United States; or
  • Is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a citizen of Palau. Such citizens are eligible to receive funds under the Federal Pell Grant programs.
  • Selective Service Registration: Men aged 18-25 are required to register with the Selective Service:
  • Males currently in the armed services and on active duty (this exception does not apply to members of the Reserve and National Guard who are not on active duty);
  • Males who are not yet 18 at the time that they complete their application (an update is not required during the year, even if a student turns 18 after completing the application);
  • Males born before 1960;
  • Citizens of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia;
  • Noncitizens who first entered the U.S. as lawful non-immigrants on a valid visa and remained in the U.S. on the terms of that visa until after they turned 26.

4. Completed a FAFSA and the school must have a current ISIR to start the initial eligibility process.

5. Student must be in compliance with the schools Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy included in the schools catalog.

6. Not be in default on a loan under any Title IV, HEA loan program.

7. Must not have obtained loan amounts that exceed annual or aggregate loan limits under any Title IV, HEA loan program.

8. Not liable for any grant overpayment.

9. Be enrolled at least halftime to receive assistance from the Direct Loan Program.

Admission Requirements Related to Veterans Affairs (VA): The school works with the Veterans Affair (VA) office, however, the determination for VA funds are made directly through the VA.

Admission Requirements Related to Incarcerated Applicants: A student is considered to be incarcerated if he/she is serving a criminal sentence in a federal, state, or local penitentiary, prison, jail, reformatory, work farm, or similar correctional institution (whether it is operated by the government or a contractor). A student is not considered to be incarcerated if he/she is in a halfway house or home detention or is sentenced to serve only weekends. Our attendance policy specifies that all classed and practical students are done at the School’s physical location; therefore, incarcerated students are not eligible for admission.

Conviction for Possession or Sale of Illegal Drugs: A Federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for Federal Student Aid funds. The student self-certifies in applying for aid that he/she is eligible to receive FSA funds. The chart below illustrates the period of ineligibility for FSA funds, depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether the student had previous offenses. (A conviction for the sale of drugs includes conviction for conspiring to sell drugs).

Possession of Illegal Drugs Sale of Illegal Drug
1st Offense 1 year from date of conviction 2 year from date of conviction
2nd Offense 2 year from date of conviction Indefinite period
3+ Offense Indefinite period
  • If a student was convicted of both possessing and selling illegal drugs, and the periods of ineligibility are different the student will be ineligible for the longer period.
  • A student regains eligibility the day after the period of ineligible ends or when he/she successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program. Further drug conviction will make him/her ineligible again.
  • When a student regains eligibility during the award year the institution may award Pell and/or Loan for the current payment period.
  • A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:
    • Be qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly from a federal, state, or local government program.
    • Be qualified to receive payment directly or indirectly from a federally or state-licensed insurance company.
    • Be administered or recognized by federal, state or local government agency or court.
    • Be administered or recognized by a federally or state-licensed hospital, health clinic or medical doctor.

* For diploma or transcript translation procedures, please see our Admissions Department.

Transfer Students – Transfer of Clock Hours: Credit for previous education/training in clock hours may be granted to students enrolled in a program at MT Training Center. Transfer hours will be granted based on a personal interview with the student and analysis of an official transcript from the previous school of attendance, indicating a grade of “C” or better in a subject with the same objectives ( See requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress section of the Consumer Guide or School’s Catalog). The maximum allowable transfer hours for previous education are 50% of the total clock hours in the program. Transfer hours will not be granted for academic courses over two years old.

For Title IV, HEA Program Funds Recipients: The School will count all transfer hours that apply toward the student’s current program of study in determining Satisfactory Academic Progress and the Quantitative requirements for Title IV, HEA program funding. All transfer hours will be counted as both hours attempted and hours completed. Transfer hours accepted by the School are applied to the total number of hours necessary to complete the program. Satisfactory Academic Progress evaluation periods are based on actual contact hours at the institution. If a transfer student was not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress at the time of withdrawal from the previous institution, he/she may not be eligible for Title IV, HEA funding.

Non-Discrimination Policy: MT Training Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows the same policies in accepting applications from prospective students. No one shall be denied admission on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, or disability.

American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA): The MT Training Center adheres to a disability policy which is in keeping with relevant federal law. The School will provide appropriate accommodation as determined by the Director. Students must notify instructors of any permanent or temporary disabilities and must provide documentation regarding those disabilities prior to the granting of an accommodation. For assistance, students should consult with Melissa Roseman, at mroseman@mttrainingcenter.org or 972-262-5395.

All Rights Reserved by the MT Training Center: The MT Training Center reserves the right to deny enrollment to any applicant who does not comply with the School’s policies and procedures, or when evidence exists that the applicant’s enrollment would be incompatible with the goals and objectives of the School, or when, in the judgment of the School, the applicant’s presence on campus would not be in the best interest of the applicant, the School, or the general student population.

Consumer Information: MT Training Center is committed to providing its student, their families, and the campus community, full disclosure of all consumer information as required by state and federal laws and regulations. The laws are intended to satisfy students’ right-to-know and to give students the opportunity to make fully informed choices regarding the institution they elect to attend. If you need clarification or additional information, please contact the School’s Director.

Consumer Information: MT Training Center is committed to providing its student, their families, and the campus community, full disclosure of all consumer information as required by state and federal laws and regulations. The laws are intended to satisfy students’ right-to-know and to give students the opportunity to make fully informed choices regarding the institution they elect to attend. If you need clarification or additional information, please contact the School’s Director.

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