Q How many students will be accepted to the program each year
Academic Requirements for Undergraduate Candidates
All applicants must pass their audition/interview and submit a valid SAT orACT score. In addition, students must satisfy both the Minimum CourseRequirements (MCRs) and Minimum Admissibility Requirements (MARs) outlined bythe University of North Carolina.Minimum Course Requirements (MCRs) of the University of North Carolina:ENGLISH — four (4) course units emphasizing grammar, composition andliterature;MATHEMATICS — three (3) course units including Algebra 1, Algebra II andGeometry, or a higher-level mathematics course for which Algebra II is aprerequisite, or integrated Math I, II and III;SCIENCE — three (3) course units including one unit in physical science(physical science, chemistry, physics), one unit in life or biological scienceand at least one (1) laboratory course;SOCIAL STUDIES — two (2) course units, including one (1) U.S. History — anapplicant who does not have the unit in U.S. History may be admitted on thecondition that at least three (3) semester hours in that subject are passed bythe end of the sophomore year; andFOREIGN LANGUAGE – two (2) course units in the same language other thanEnglish.It is recommended that prospective degree applicants take a mathematics courseunit in the 12th grade.Minimum Admissions Requirements (MARs) of the University of North Carolina:All applicants for first-time admission as freshmen must achieve either aminimum 2.5-weighted high school grade point average (GPA) or a minimum SAT of1010 or ACT of 19.A. The SAT score scale on which this minimum standard is based is the sum ofthe critical reading and mathematics subtests, a sum that has a possible rangeof 400-1600. The ACT score scale on which this minimum standard is based isthe average (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the four subtests, andthe possible range is 1-36.B. The test score minimum may be met by a “superscore,” defined as acombination of subtests from more than one administration of the same test.However, the SAT scores may not be calculated by conversion of ACT scores, orvice versa.The minimum high school GPA for first-time freshmen beginning in Fall 2013 is2.5. Please note that these are minimum GPA and test scores in effect for allconstituent institutions of The University of North Carolina, as outlined bythe Board of Governors. Individual art schools and programs at The Universityof North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) may set minimums that exceedthose listed here. Please consult the individual art schools for additionalinformation.
Undergraduate students who wish to transfer from other institutions of highereducation must comply with the School’s audition and entrance requirements.Academic college courses carrying a grade of “C” or better may be consideredfor transfer credit, by the Division of Liberal Arts Credit for academiccourses in which the student has earned at least a “C” at another accreditedcollege, and which are equivalent to specific UNCSA academic courses, may betransferred to the UNCSA record.Upon enrollment in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, anundergraduate transfer student is placed at the appropriate arts instructionlevel by the relevant arts school. The School makes every effort to place thestudent at the arts level that best reflects his or her proficiency at thetime of admission. Upon placement, the student proceeds through the remainingsequence of arts courses, regardless of age or academic level.
Applying for Financial Aid and Completing Forms
* Applying for a Federal Student Aid ID * Completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) * Assistance with finding a Federal Work-Study job and completing the documents necessary to begin working * Assistance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation for federal financial aid eligibility and completing and submitting an appeal form * Completing loan related forms at studentaid.gov. * Direct Loan Master Promissory Note * Entrance Counseling * Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement * Private Loan informationFinancial aid is monetary awards intended to assist students in paying fortheir education. Awards are made available from grants, scholarships, loansand South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance from federal, state,institutional and private sources. Most financial aid is awarded in the formof an “award package” to meet the cost of education. Aid can assist studentsin pursuing their goals while studying at Greenville Technical College (GTC).Financial need, available funds, student classification, academic performanceand sometimes the timeliness of the financial aid application determine thetypes and amounts of aid awarded.The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the federalapplication that must be completed to receive all federal aid, South CarolinaLottery and most scholarships. The FAFSA is completed once per academic year(academic year includes Fall, Spring and Summer terms). Determination ofeligibility through needs analysis must be completed before aid is awarded.Verification is a quality-control method used by the U. S. Department ofEducation to check the accuracy of information submitted on the FAFSA and forresolving conflicting information in a student’s financial aid record. Becausestudents sometimes make errors on their application, colleges are required tohave procedures for verifying the reported information. Students are selectedfor verification either by CPS (Central Processing System) of the Departmentof Education or by the college. If the college has any information on anapplication that is inaccurate or conflicting, it is required by law to verifythe information. A missing information email (MIE) is issued to the student.Dependent students must submit signed copies of required documents forthemselves and parents; independent students must submit signed copies ofrequired documents for themselves and spouse (if applicable). To receivemaximum consideration of aid, students should submit requested documentswithin 15 days of notification. Financial Aid processors make corrections to astudent’s record from the completed forms and documentation submitted by thestudent. The corrections are sent electronically to CPS, which in turn sendsthe college a corrected aid report. A student will not be able to receivefinancial aid until the verification process is complete.Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/financial_aid/.
Advice to Students, Parents and External Parties Seeking Student Financial
Aid InformationThe Office of Financial Aid recommends that custodial parents, non-custodialparents, spouses and interested third parties seek financial aid awardinformation directly from the student. Students have quick and easy access totheir financial aid, billing and grade report records via the student portal.If information will be required by a third party, an Information ReleaseAuthorization Form must be signed “each semester” by the student and placed onfile with the Office of Student Records.Greenville Tech’s financial aid staff may provide custodial parents withfinancial aid information services, but are not required to do so. In someinstances, the Financial Aid office reserves the right to refer some custodialparents’ questions back to the student to protect the confidentiality ofstudent records.
Institutional Refund Policy When a Student Withdraws
This policy applies to students who have received TITLE IV funds and withdrawor are withdrawn from Greenville Technical College. Refunds for these studentsare determined as follows:A student’s withdrawal date is computed as follows: * The date the student began the institution’s withdrawal process (as described in the GTC catalog). * The first day of the period where a student receives all failing grades and attendance cannot be confirmed in all classes. * The student’s last date of attendance at a documented academically related activity.Title IV aid is earned in a prorated manner on a daily basis up to the 60%point in the term. Federal regulations state that a student must attendthrough the 60% point of the term in order to earn 100% of their federalfinancial aid. Students are issued financial aid before 100% of their aid isearned. This is in “good faith,” meaning that students are expected to followthrough by attending and completing all classes.When a recipient of Title IV aid withdraws from an institution during the termin which the recipient began attendance, the institution must determine theamount of the Title IV grant or loan assistance (not including Federal Work-Study) that the student earned as of the student’s date of withdrawal. Federalregulations mandate that a school perform a “Return to Title IV” calculationfor federal aid recipients who withdraw from all classes. The college mustalso determine whether who received all F grades during a term completed anunofficial withdrawal. This is determined using the last date of attendance ineach course as indicated by the instructor. If a student did not earn all ofthe F grades, as indicated by the last date of attendance, then the student isconsidered to have unofficially withdrawn and a return to Title IV calculationmust be performed. This calculation determines how much federal aid a studenthas earned up to the date of withdrawal. If more assistance is received thanwhat is earned, the unearned funds must be returned. The requirements for the“Return to Title IV” calculations are separate from GTC’s refund policy.In accordance with federal regulations, when financial aid is involved, returnof funds are allocated in the following order: 1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan 2. Subsidized Federal Direct Loan 3. Federal Direct Plus Loan (Parent. 4. Federal Pell Grant 5. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) 6. Other Title IV Assistance 7. Other Federal Sources of Aid 8. Private and Alternative Loans 9. Sponsorships 10. Tuition Waivers 11. GTC Scholarships and Grants 12. Outside or Community Scholarships 13. LIFE Scholarship 14. SCNBG 15. Other aid or assistance 16. SCLTA 17. StudentNon-federal financial aid recipients will have funds returned to thesponsoring program or agency in the following order: 1. Private and Alternative Loans 2. Sponsorships 3. Tuition Waivers 4. GTC Scholarships and Grants 5. Outside or Community Scholarships 6. LIFE Scholarship 7. SCNBG 8. Other aid or assistance 9. SCLTA 10. StudentFinancial assistance available through the Greenville Tech Financial AidOffice includes the following:
Federal Direct Student Loan Program
Under this program, students receive a low, fixed interest rate loan.Dependent students may borrow up to $5,500 for the first year of undergraduatestudy and up to $6,500 for the second year. Independent students may borrow upto $9,500 for the first year of undergraduate study and up to $10,500 for thesecond year. Dependency is determined by the U. S. Department of Education viathe Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered asecond-year student (grade level 2), a student must be in a two-year programof study and have earned at least 30 credit hours. These credit hours can beeither remedial or non-remedial. Interest rates for federal student loans aredetermined by federal law.Interest Rates for loans first disbursed between July 1, 2020, and June 30,2021 * Direct Subsidized Loans (Undergraduate Students) Fixed at 2.75% * Direct Unsubsidized Loans (Undergraduate Students) Fixed at 2.75%The 150 percent provision limits a first-time borrower’s eligibility forDirect Subsidized Loans to a period not to exceed 150 percent of the length ofthe borrower’s educational program (“the 150% limit”). Only first-timeborrower’s on or after July 1, 2013, are subject to the new provision.Generally, a first-time borrower is one who did not have an outstandingbalance of principal or interest on a Direct Loan or on an FFEL Program Loanon July 1, 2013.Bachelor’s level students are considered third year and beyond students andmay borrow up to $12,500 for an academic year.
Business Education Department Scholarship
The scholarship has a total value of $1,500 and is designated for the academicyear. One graduating student from each high school within the GreenvilleCounty Schools system, enrolling in a School of Business and ComputerTechnology Program at Greenville Technical College, will be selected for thescholarship if eligibility criteria and scholarship application deadlines aremet. The scholarship is divided into $500 awards for each semester (up tothree consecutive semesters as long as the student maintains a “C” average/2.0GPA) during the academic year and may only be applied toward tuition. Anyadditional tuition costs, lab fees, application fees, student fees, books oruniforms will be the responsibility of the student.The scholarships will be awarded by a Greenville Technical College ScholarshipCommittee in April according to the following procedures and guidelines: 1. Each student selected for the scholarship must have applied, meet requirements and evidence for the legal presence policy, and received acceptance to a School of Business and Computer Technology program of his or her choice. Prior to selection, the following steps must be completed by the student: * Submit Application for Admission to the Enrollment Services Office or online at https://www.gvltec.edu/apply/; * Complete and submit the Legal Presence Form along with required state or Federal issued photo identification; * Take Greenville Technical College placement examination or submit SAT scores of 480 or higher on the verbal, 480 or higher on the math, or ACT Math & English scores 19 or higher; D. * Submit copy of the applicant’s high school transcript with application. 2. Applicant must complete the portion of the scholarship application labeled “Student Information” and give the completed form to his or her guidance counselor or Business Education teacher. 3. A recommendation must accompany the application and it must be written by the student’s guidance counselor. The completed scholarship application form and recommendation must be received by the college on or before the annually published deadline date 4. Students receiving this award may not combine it with the Lillian Simpson or Vocational Technical Scholarships.While not required, it is strongly recommended that each applicant submit theFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online athttps://www.fafsa.gov/ and have a Student Aid Report sent to GTC (Federalcollege code 003991).
Q: How many students will be accepted to the program each year?
A: In our inaugural year (beginning Fall 2021) there will be a total of 50students for the first cohort across all six areas of study. The program willthen increase to 100 students for Fall 2022, 150 students for Fall 2023, and200 students for Fall 2024. We will then maintain an ongoing enrollment of 200students per academic year.
Q: What is the cost of the program? Is financial assistance available?
A: The program’s tuition is $50,400, plus quarterly fees charged by the campusfor all students. As campus fees vary by academic quarter and degree, pleasevisit the Registrar’s Office for more information. Limited financial supportfor need-based, underrepresented students will be considered after April 15 ona case-by-case basis.
Q: Can students who have been approved for the Exceptional Student
Admissions Program (ESAP) gain automatic admission into the new program?A: ESAP students who choose to apply to the MEng program are automaticallyadmitted.
Q: Can international students apply to the program and if so, is it valid
for the OPT visa?A: Yes, international students are welcome to apply. By the time you finishthe program, you will have remained on the UCLA campus for three consecutivequarters, thus meeting the criteria for OPT. More information can be obtainedon the Dashew Center website.
Q: Because of COVID-19 challenges, if an admitted international student
cannot get a visa to come to the U.S., will it be possible to defer enrollmentfor the following year?A: Yes, if an international student is unable to secure a visa due to COVID-19restrictions, the student can defer enrollment to the following academic year.Information about COVID-19 is regularly updated on the Dashew Center website.