Admission to the School of Applied Technology
Persons are admitted to the School of Applied Technology programs based on their interest, aptitude, and potential to succeed in the specific program of instruction.
Any applicant who has graduated from high school is asked to submit a copy of his/her high school transcript. A six-semester transcript will be sufficient for any applicant who is a high school senior. If the applicant is not or will not be a high school graduate, he/she may be required to take aptitude /achievement tests. High school graduates who have been out of school for a considerable length of time, whose transcripts may not be readily available or whose grades may not clearly indicate an adequate level of proficiency may also be required to take tests to determine their potential to succeed in a specific training program. In some cases a personal interview with a vocational counselor at the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office may be required. An evaluation of the test results will be made, as well as an assessment of the person's motivation, ability, and interest, to determine that the applicant will perform successfully in his/her chosen program. Several programs have special entry requirements in addition to the general requirements listed above. For additional information contact the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office at (208) 236-2622 or toll free 1-800-999-4781.
Students pursuing an Associate of Technology Degree in Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Programming/Systems Technology, Drafting/Design Technology, Electromechanical Drafting Technology, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Electronic Systems Technology, Instrumentation Technology, and Laser /Electro-Optics Technology must meet the academic requirements of the University.
Part-time enrollment in regular preparatory programs is possible only with the approval of a petition submitted to the dean of the school.
Individuals who are attending or have attended other institutions and wish to transfer to a program at ISU School of Applied Technology may be awarded credit based on their demonstrated proficiency. The program receiving the transfer student will determine proficiency and the amount of credit to be awarded unless there is an established articulation agreement in effect. Transfer students must satisfy the same admission requirements as new student applicants.
Prospective students must initiate the following procedures:
Former School of Applied Technology students who have been out of school one session or more must complete a new application for admission and a petition to return.
An acceptance letter is sent to all accepted School of Applied Technology applicants. An advance registration deposit, which will be applied to the first registration fee, is required of applicants upon acceptance into a School of Applied Technology program to assure their places in the program. Registration materials will be mailed to accepted students approximately three weeks before registration.
Change of Curriculum
Students who wish to change their registration from Applied Technology to academic courses will be required to complete all admission materials with the ISU Registrar's Office. Students who wish to change their registration from academic courses to Applied Technology programs will be required to complete admission materials with the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office.
The following fees are estimates and are subject to change without notice.
Expenses per session (five sessions per year) are listed below.
Type of Expense Per Session Resident student $306.50 Non-resident student $836.50($306.50 plus $530.00 non-resident fee)
Expenses per semester (two semesters per year) are listed below.
Type of Expense Per Semester Resident student $613 Non-resident student $1,673($613 plus $1060 non-resident fee)
Credit hour $72.50 Credit hour $72.50Student Insurance Fee - Session
(optional) $ 71Student Insurance Fee - Semester
(optional) $176Late Registration Fee -Session:
After 5th day of classes $ 50
General fees: When any regularly enrolled student withdraws from the School of Applied Technology, registration charges are computed from the first official day of the School of Applied Technology session/semester and are refunded on the following basis:
Session based programs before class through 1st week 100%(Less registration processing fee of $10)
During 2nd week of classes 50% After 2nd week: NO REFUNDS Semester based programs before class through 1st week 100%(Less registration processing fee of $10)
During 2nd week of classes 75% During 3rd & 4th week of classes 50% After 4th week: NO REFUNDS
This policy also pertains to part-time students. No special consideration is given to late registrants in extending the refund policy and there is no refund on any portion of the late-processing fee.
This policy does not include the advance deposit required by the School of Applied Technology. Contact the School of Applied Technology Student Services at 236-2622 for these refund deadlines.
The university reserves the right to deduct any outstanding bills from the refund amount. Refunds of fees and housing are used first to offset financial aid awarded and received by the student requesting the refund. A check for the balance is mailed to the permanent home address of the student with an itemized statement of deductions. Refund checks are not processed until four to six weeks after the date of registration.
One School of Applied Technology credit is equivalent to approximately 48 hours of study, 30 hours of which are in the classroom, lab/shop. School of Applied Technology students ordinarily enroll for 8 credits a session. To be eligible for participation in student activities, a student must be enrolled for at least 5 credits each session. A session is approximately 8 weeks in length.
Students enrolled in School of Applied Technology courses for less than 5 credit hours per session or 8 credit hours per semester will be classified as part-time students.
Change of Program
To change programs within the school, a currently enrolled student should see a counselor in the Student Services Office. The counselor will provide a change of program card and assist with its completion. After all required signatures are obtained, the card should be returned to the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office. A student changing programs within the School of Applied Technology is required to complete a new application.
If a student is on probation and changes to another program, the probation status carries over to the new program. If a student is on dismissal and changes programs, the dismissal status carries over to the new program. A student on dismissal must petition to enter school into the new program on probation.