AY24 Academic Catalog/Handbook

Admissions Information

General Admissions Policy

The admissions policy and procedures of the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia and Oconee Fall Line Technical College assure the citizens of Georgia equal access to the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for them to secure personally satisfying and socially productive employment.

In accordance with the Statement of Equal Opportunity, Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).

OFTC is committed to an “open door” admissions policy. The “open door” policy means that any qualified applicant able to benefit from our curriculum will be served by the college on a first-applied, first-qualified basis.

Entrance requirements are flexible enough to allow a student opportunity for admission into a specific program. This can be accomplished when the student demonstrates aptitude and ability for these programs as determined by satisfactory academic performance, placement tests, and other appropriate evaluations, when deemed necessary, to determine general fitness for admission.

Admissions Requirements

Acceptance to OFTC is not a guarantee of admission to a specific degree, diploma, or certificate program. The admission process encourages students to enter programs in which they have a reasonable expectation of success.

Students applying for admission to the college must be at least 16 years of age or older; the age requirement is higher for most allied health programs, early childhood care and education programs, cosmetology, and commercial truck driving.

Eligible Applicants

Any individual 16 years of age or older who seeks access to quality instruction designed to develop or improve occupational competencies is eligible for admission. Certain academic programs may have different minimum age requirements. The president of the college may waive the “16 years of age” requirement for secondary students who are participating in an articulated program of study.