Pierpont Admissions Philosophy

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Office of Admissions, 248 Hardway Hall
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
(855) 297-0999 
(304) 333-3684
FAX (304) 367-4881
TDD (304) 333-3692
EMAIL admit@pierpont.edu

Pierpont Community & Technical College Open Admissions Philosophy

Pierpont Community & Technical College operates an ‘‘open door’’ admission policy. Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED or ACT/SAT score or Compass test scores and be beyond the age of compulsory attendance in the state of West Virginia. Even without a high school diploma, individuals may enroll in many of Pierpont's continuing education courses, as a special student. This ‘‘open door,’’ however, does not guarantee an education to everyone, but it does make it possible for everyone to enter the College and to have the opportunity to pursue programs in higher education to the limit of their ability and particular potential.

Eligibility to enroll in Pierpont C&TC does not necessarily imply eligibility to enter all its degree programs, several of which may be competitive and limited in the number of students admitted.

Since the Health Career fields are selective programs with limited enrollment, applicants should complete the ACT or SAT early and have their high school transcripts forwarded early in the fall. To insure consideration, students are required to make early application with test scores and transcripts. Students applying for scholarships should have the transcripts forwarded at the conclusion of the first semester of the senior year.

A minimum of 2.0 (C) grade average for all courses attempted and for all courses in the area of specialization is required for graduation with an associate degree or a one year certificate. Students also must have completed at least 15 credit hours of the total hours required in an associate degree or 8 credit hours of the total required in a certificate program.


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