WELCOME TO THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE OF THADDEUS STEVENS COLLEGE
Stevens College provides educational opportunity and life experiences to individuals who have the intent, desire, and ability to seek advanced technical education. All programs of study terminate in an associate of applied science (AAS) degree with the exception of the Construction Electrician Program, General Machinist and Masonry Construction (9-month certificates).
Since each technical area requires different abilities, admissions standards vary from program to program. Given an excess of qualified applicants for many programs, meeting the minimum requirements will often not be sufficient for admission. In that case, the most financially deserving and academically best prepared of the applicants will be selected. Others will be placed on a waiting list.
At a minimum, applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Questions regarding the admissions standards of a specific technical program should be directed to the Admission's Office.
Stevens reserves the right to deny admission or readmission to any individual if, in the opinion of the College authorities, such is not in the best interest of the student or the College.
Admission is offered without regard to age, sex, handicap, race, religion, creed, national origin, veteran status, or political affiliation.
All applicants, however, must be residents of Pennsylvania.
The following are the specific requirements for admission:
- High School GPA of 2.0 or higher
- High School Diploma or GED
- Scored Proficient on Writing, Reading and Math PSSA tests
- Some programs require a 2.5 or higher GPA in Algebra I and Alegebra II. Those programs are:
- Architectural Technology
- Computer and Network Systems Administration
- Electrical Technology
- Electronics Technology
- Machine Tool and Computer Aided Manufacturing
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
Selection of Students
The following represents a priority listing of the selection criteria for admissions to Stevens:
- Family status (orphans given preference)
- Economic status
- Academic achievement
- Placement test scores
- Number of applicants for the program
- Date application is received
Applications will be accepted at any time. Offers of admission will begin in September of each year and continue from that date as application reviews are completed. An admission deposit must be received within 30 days after the offer of admission. A $25 non-refundable fee, check or money order made payable to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, must accompany your application.