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Admissions FAQs

What is the admissions process?

Our admissions process varies by campus and course but typically, you will need to complete an application, virtual admissions overview, and admissions assessment. After you complete an application, you’ll learn about the admissions process for your specified course and campus. For instance, some courses require a technical assessment and certain campuses require a background check. You can get started by completing an eligibility form here.

What if I don’t live close to a Per Scholas location, can I still join a location’s course?

No. For classes tied to a physical Per Scholas campus, we require candidates to live within a commutable distance to best facilitate our professional development and support in helping secure full-time employment.  However, anyone can apply for our National Remote trainings; there are no geographical restrictions.

I confirmed my attendance for one class, but I’ve since changed my mind and would like to take a different course. How do I apply for that class?

If the class has not started yet, it is recommended that you contact the Recruitment & Admissions team at your campus of interest, and they will be able to advise of next steps and/or options available to you.

I’m currently enrolled in a class but would like to change my course of interest. How do I change my course?

Once you’re enrolled in a course, you are unable to change it.  You are expected to certify and graduate from your current course.  Should you be interested in any additional courses after your graduate, our Alumni Engagement team will be able to assist you further.  They can be reached via email: [email protected].

 

I want to take another class after graduation. How can I reapply?

Our Alumni Engagement team will be in contact with you after your graduate and will let you know what alumni opportunities are available to you.  Should you need to contact them, they can be reached via email: [email protected].

What is the Week 1/ Observation Week Attendance Policy?

Week One is considered an observation week, and it provides us (the Per Scholas team and the Learner) the opportunity to assess if training is a good fit for both parties. Any absences during the first week of the course will result in immediate dismissal from the course.  In this regard, it is important to note that Per Scholas defines an absence as missing ‘3 or more hours’ in any given day.

How many absences and latenesses am I allowed for my class?

This information varies depending on the length of your course, so it is recommended that you contact the Recruitment & Admissions team at your campus of interest, and they will be able to provide the most accurate information.  Additionally, this information will be provided at your Kick Off/Orientation (Day One of the training).

I have an issue that’ll keep me from attending the first week of class. How will this affect my enrollment?

Week One is considered an observation week, and it provides us (the Per Scholas team and the Learner) the opportunity to assess if training is a good fit for both parties. Any absences during the first week of the course will result in immediate dismissal from the course.  In this regard, it is important to note that Per Scholas defines an absence as missing ‘3 or more hours’ in any given day.

My class has something called “Pre-Work” and a “Pre-Work Kick-Off”. What does that mean?

It means that your acceptance is contingent upon your attendance at the Pre-Work Kick Off and the submission of your pre-work assignment.  The details of the pre-work assignment will be provided at the mandatory Pre-Work Kick Off.  Should you have any additional questions regarding the assignment and/or applicable deadlines, you will be able to contact the instructor for clarification and guidance.

If I’m unable to attend my Pre-Work Kick-Off, what happens to my enrollment?

Please contact the Recruitment & Admissions team at your campus of interest, and let them know why you’re unable to attend the upcoming Pre-Work Kick Off.  They will be able to provide more information regarding your enrollment status and available options.

If I do not submit my pre-work by the deadline, will it affect my class enrollment?

Yes.  The pre-work is mandatory and must be submitted by the specified deadline in order to secure your seat in the upcoming course.  Failure to submit the pre-work may result in the forfeiture of your seat.

I need to withdraw from the course I’m currently enrolled in. Who do I contact to withdraw?

Please notify your instructors and the local admissions team.

I’ve been dismissed from my class due to attendance/academic probation. Can I come back to the next class?

Our class seats are very limited, so it is unlikely that you can return for the next class.  However, for specific details and next steps, you should notify the Recruitment & Admissions team at your campus of interest, and they will be able to provide more information regarding your request.

I’m a returning Per Scholas Learner who never graduated (withdrawn/dismissed) from a previous cohort. How do I secure my seat for an upcoming class?

If you left in ‘good standing’, you are able to re-enroll in a future cohort.  However, because our seats are very limited, there are no guarantees for our next class. You can notify the Recruitment & Admissions team at your campus of interest, and they will be able to advise of your next steps.  If you took the required admissions assessments within the last two years, you do not have to retest; however, another interview may be required.

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