Applying to EBC
To apply, you'll need to:
- Be a high school graduate or have successfully completed your General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
- Schedule a visit to meet with an Admissions Representative and tour the campus. Students who reside a considerable distance from EBC may arrange for a home interview in lieu of the initial campus visit. Call (724) 658-9066 or 800-352-3743 (Toll-Free) to schedule a visit.
- Complete an application form along with submitting a $25 fee. This fee is refundable if you cancel your application within 10 days of submitting the completed form.
- Request that your high school and any postsecondary institutions that you have attended forward an official copy of your transcripts to the Admissions Office. If you have taken the GED, you should submit a copy of your diploma and test scores.
- Set up an appointment to take an entrance evaluation (Wonderlic test, if required). With the exception of students in the Practical Nursing program, this evaluation is required for all candidates, but it may be waived for students who submit proof of SAT scores of 850 (1270 for SAT exams taken after March 2005) or above or ACT scores of 20 composite as well as students who hold bachelor's or master's degrees.
- Some computer programs also require taking a reading comprehension exam and participating in an interview with the Computer Department Head. The Nurse Aide Training program requires a criminal background check, a physical and various medical tests in addition to the Wonderlic test.
- The Practical Nursing program requires all candidates to take the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment Exam (A2). Applicants must pass the math and reading comprehension portions of the examination at 75% or higher to determine potential for success in the Practical Nursing program. The applicant will also be required to interview with the Practical Nursing Program Administrator. A $25 nonrefundable application fee is required.
- Prior to final acceptance into a program, it may be necessary for a prospective student to meet with the Department Head of the particular program. The Admissions Department reserves the right to change entrance requirements without prior notice.
A decision of acceptance will be made within two weeks of the entrance evaluation and completion of all admissions requirements. Students may also be accepted on a provisional basis (for example, upon acceptance of original transcripts or GED scores).
Any student with a postsecondary educational background must submit an official high school transcript or GED diploma as well as a transcript for the college or institution of higher education that was attended. To transfer credits, a student must have earned a minimum grade of C from an accredited institution. Credit transferability will be considered based on the compatibility of the given subject with the EBC program. Any applicant with a post-secondary degree (Graduate, Bachelor or Associate) will receive transfer credit for the Skill Development course associated with the given program of study. A maximum of 24 transfer credits may be accepted toward an ASB degree and a maximum of 12 transfer credits may be accepted toward a diploma program.
Life Experience Credits
Academic credits may be obtained from life experience and/or from previous non-degree training. Credit will be given only for courses offered at EBC, and evaluations must occur before beginning a program of study. A maximum of 24 credits from any combination of college credit transfer, advanced placement, competency exam or life experience evaluation may be accepted toward an ASB degree. A maximum of 12 credits from any such combination may be accepted toward a diploma program.
EBC recognizes that students may demonstrate academic ability or proficiency to meet a course objective. Therefore, tests are available. There is a fee associated with this option. Arrangements can be made with the Academic Department. Current professional certifications may be granted life experience credit in lieu of testing. Credits, but no grade, will be awarded. Advanced placement will be accepted in accordance with high school articulation and tech-prep agreements.
Tuition And Fees
For an up-to-date schedule of our tuition and fees, e-mail EBC Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org).