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Every prospective student will work with an Admissions Representative or Recruiter.  This person works with the prospective student throughout the testing, application, and registration process.  He/she is the prospective student’s personal contact with the college and is available to assist the prospective student with his/her transition to college life.  Contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-743-8324.  Prospective students may apply online at www.linnstate.edu.

Admission decisions are based on the current admission policy and are in accordance with the college’s standard practices on equal opportunity.  Under each category below, the items listed are the minimum requirements for admission evaluation.  Any applicant who has questions concerning the admissions procedures should call the Office of Admissions.

Freshman Admissions
To apply for admission, students who have never attended another college or university must submit the following:

  • Linn State Technical College application for admission.
  • Official eight-semester transcript from an accredited high school or official passing GED score report:
    • High school seniors will be givententative admission based on a sixth or seventh semester transcript.
    • A final transcript must be submittedafter graduation.
    • GED graduates should request that anofficial copy of their GED scores be sent to the Office ofAdmissions directly from the state department of education in thecapitol city of the state in which they tested.
  • ACT or COMPASS test scores.

    • Results fromthese tests must be less than five years old.  The COMPASS test isoffered on the Linn State Technical College campus for a nominalfee.  Contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a testappointment.  Special test accommodations are available upon requestwith proper documentation.
    • Iftest results are over five years old and the applicant candemonstrate successful prior college experience, he/she may havetesting waived per the discretion of the Assistant Director ofAdmissions and Student Records.

Requirements
Students who, after having tested twice in a three month period, do not meet the minimum scores for a particular program will be reviewed by the Admissions Review Committee consisting of representation from each college division and Student Services.  The committee will examine one or more of the following criteria, to determine if the requisite skills are present to warrant admission to a program: 

  • Official college transcript.
  • Official transcript from an accredited high school or official passing GED score report.
  • Performance in high school on the Coordinating Board for Higher Education Missouri Minimum CORE Curriculum.
  • Additional placement testing in reading, writing, and mathematics as needed.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • One page essay.
  • GPA.
  • Attendance Record.
  • Class Rank.

If the Admissions Review Committee determines that the student does not have the basic skills needed for success in a particular program, the committee will recommend a plan for the purpose of achieving the minimum scores required for programmatic admission.  College faculty and admissions staff will provide individual assistance to ensure that the student develops an appropriate plan to meet admissions requirements.  The minimum scores will consist of a set of scores in writing, mathematics and reading, and will vary with the testing instrument.

High School Curricular Recommendation Until 2010
Linn State Technical College recommends the Coordinating Board for Higher Education Missouri Minimum CORE Curriculum for its entering first-year students:

Units/Years and Course Areas

  • Four (4) units of English (Composition, Literature)
  • Three (3) units of Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus)
  • Three (3) units of Social Studies (World History, American History, American Government, Economics, Psychology)
  • Two (2) units of Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics, one of which is a laboratory course)
  • One (1) unit of Visual and Performing Arts (Art I, II, III and IV; Sculpture, Dramatics, Band, Chorus)
  • Three (3) units of Core Electives selected from foreign language and/or combinations from 2 or more of the course areas above.

High School Curricular Recommendation Starting in 2010
Starting in 2010 Linn State Technical College recommends the following revised Coordinating Board for Higher Education Minimum 24-unit High School CORE Curriculum for its entering first-year students:

  • English/Language Arts 4 units
  • Social Studies 3 units
  • Mathematics 3 units
  • Science 3 units
  • Fine Arts 1 unit
  • Additional Coursework 3 units
  • Electives 7 units

For each high school core content area, descriptions follow that provide illustrations of coursework acceptable and unacceptable for the high school core curriculum.

English/Language Arts – 4 units

  • English/language arts coursework emphasizes college preparatory composition, research skills, analysis of literature, and other content of comparable or greater rigor. Speech and debate courses may be included.
  • Coursework not acceptable for the high school core curriculum emphasizes student publications, broadcast media, or theater.

Social Studies – 3 units

  • Social studies coursework emphasizes American history, Missouri government and Missouri history as required by state statute, geography/world civilizations, and other content of comparable or greater rigor.
  • Coursework not acceptable for the high school core curriculum emphasizes family/human development or consumer education.

Mathematics – 3 units

  • Mathematics coursework emphasizes college preparatory algebra and other content of comparable or greater rigor. Students who complete algebra prior to the freshman year would be expected to complete 3 additional units in grades 9-12.
  • Coursework not acceptable for the high school core curriculum emphasizes pre-algebra, computer math/programming, consumer/basic math, or business math/accounting.

Science – 3 units

  • Science coursework emphasizes college preparatory biology, chemistry, and other content of comparable or greater rigor. Science coursework should include at least one laboratory course.
  • Coursework not acceptable for the high school core curriculum emphasizes general or consumer science.

Fine Arts – 1 unit

  • Fine arts coursework emphasizes visual arts, instrumental or vocal music, dance, theater, or other content of comparable or greater rigor. Critical analysis, theory, or “appreciation” courses may be included.
  • Coursework not acceptable for the high school core curriculum emphasizes speech, debate, or broadcast media.

Additional Coursework – 3 units

  • Missouri public high school students are required by the State Board of Education to complete units in practical arts (1), physical education (1), health education (1/2), and personal finance (1/2).

Electives – 7 units

  • All students should complete at least 3 elective units total in foreign language and/or other courses within high school core content areas defined below. Two units of a single foreign language are strongly recommended.


Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit for taking designated college-level classes that do not count toward high school credit. Dual enrollment classes may be offered at area high schools, career centers, via interactive television or on a Linn State Technical College campus.

Linn State Technical College dual enrollment classes may be taught by a high school instructor who meets the required qualifications under Linn State Technical College supervision or by a Linn State Technical College instructor.

Students who meet the following requirements will be considered for dual enrollment:

  • Achieve a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.000 or higher on a 4.000 scale.
  • Complete and submit a Linn State Technical College Application for Admission.
  • Submit a current high school transcript.
  • Complete and submit a Dual Enrollment Permission Form signed by:
    1. A high school superintendent, or principal, or counselor, or career center director
    2. and, a parent or legal guardian.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.

College credit for dual enrollment classes will be awarded at the end of the semester in which the class is completed.


Transfer Students

Applicants wishing to transfer to Linn State Technical College are encouraged to visit the campus in order to discuss transfer of credits with the Registrar and the Program Department Chair.  To be considered for admission, an applicant who has enrolled in one or more colleges prior to enrollment at Linn State Technical College must submit the following:

  • Linn State Technical College application for admission.
  • Official college transcript with 24 semester credits from a regionally accredited institution.
  •                                          or 
  • Official eight-semester transcript from an accredited high school or official passing GED score report.
  • ACT or COMPASS test scores:
  • Results fromthese tests must be less than five years old.  The COMPASS test isoffered on the Linn State Technical College campus for a nominalfee.  Contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a testappointment.  Special test accommodations are available upon requestwith proper documentation.
  • If testresults are over five years old and the applicant can demonstratesuccessful prior college experience, he/she may have testing waivedper the discretion of the Assistant Director of Admissions andStudent Records.

Copies of the Transcript Evaluation Form detailing approved transfer credit are provided to the student and his/her advisor when the transfer credit evaluation is complete.  Questions regarding these evaluations should be referred to the Registrar.

Re-admission
Students who have attended Linn State Technical College previously and want to return must submit the following:

  • Linn State Technical College application for admission, noting date(s) of last enrollment.
  • Official college transcripts from any college work attempted since the last date of attendance at Linn State Technical College.

Part-time Students
Students who wish to take credit courses but do not wish to pursue a degree may be permitted to enroll in up to nine credit hours under special student status.  In order to be admitted, these applicants must submit the following:

  • Linn State Technical College application for admission.
  • Official eight-semester transcript from an accredited high school, or official passing GED score report, or official college transcript with 24 semester credits from a regionally accredited institution.

NOTE: If a degree is sought at anytime during enrollment, the student must submit ACT or COMPASS test scores and complete a Change of Major form.  Results from these tests must be less than five years old.  The COMPASS test is offered on the Linn State Technical College campus for a nominal fee.  Contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a test appointment.  Special test accommodations are available upon request with proper documentation.

Resident Classification
In accordance with Missouri state law and with the policy set forth by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education (Missouri Register, 6CSR 10-3.010 Determination of Student Residency), no student who is a U.S. citizen shall be eligible to register as a resident of the State of Missouri unless he/she is a bona fide resident of the state.  A student who has moved to Missouri for the primary purpose of obtaining a higher education shall not be considered a bona fide resident of the state.  The burden of proof of resident status shall be upon the applicant.  To be eligible for in-state tuition rates, the student must meet state statutory requirements, which include:

  • Attesting to Missouri residency for the previous twelve (12) months on the Linn State Technical College Application for Admission.
  • Providing written documentation that proves the student is a bona fide resident of Missouri.  Proof of residency must include, but is not limited to:
  • He/She must bea U.S. Citizen or posses a green card from the INS. 
  • Once the U.S.Citizenship is documented, he/she must provide either a copy of theprevious year MO State Tax Return for themselves (or parents if thestudent hasn’t received wages in MO) or a copy of 12 consecutive paystubs identifying wages earned and MO State taxes pai

NOTE: A person classified as a non-resident upon his/her first enrollment will continue to be classified as a non-resident for the duration of his/her enrollment.  Questions concerning the status of residency should be referred to the Office of Admissions.

International Student Admission
An international student is any student who is a citizen of any country other than the United States or Canada.  Linn State Technical College is a recognized institution eligible to admit international students.  International students will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) only after completing and/or submitting the following information:

  • Linn State Technical College application for admission.
  • Evidence of academic preparation:
  • The studentmust submit official school records verifying scholastic preparation(e.g. graduation certificate and/or transcript from an accreditedhigh school or foreign equivalent, or college transcript).
  • Evidence of financial responsibility and an affidavit of financial support guaranteeing the prospective student’s ability to pay fees and living expenses in the United States while attending school.
  • ACT or COMPASS test scores.
  • Results fromthese tests must be less than five years old.  The COMPASS test isoffered on the Linn State Technical College campus for a nominalfee.  Contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a testappointment.  Special test accommodations are available upon requestwith proper documentation.
  • If testresults are over five years old and the applicant can demonstratesuccessful prior experience at an accredited U.S. college oruniversity, he/she may have testing waived per the discretion of the Assistant Director of Admissions andStudent Records.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency:
  • Internationalstudents who are from countries where English is not an officiallanguage and/or were not schooled in English must submit evidence ofEnglish proficiency.  This requirement may be satisfied by providingone of the following:

  1. A score of 500 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Submit official test report.

  2. Completion of 60 semester hours of satisfactory academic work in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.  Submit official transcript.

NOTE:  International students will be required to submit evidence of health and accident insurance prior to enrollment.

International Student Tuition Waiver and Non-Resident Tuition Waiver
See the section on internal tuition waivers provided by Linn State Technical College.

Campus Tours

Prospective students and their families are strongly encouraged to visit Linn State Technical College before enrolling for classes.  The best time for individual tours is between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To schedule a tour or request information, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-743-8324.

The Office of Admissions makes special arrangements for large tour groups.  To schedule a large group tour, contact the Office of Admissions






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