The School’s admissions requirements are the same for full-time and part-time programs offered by the school:
- All applicant’s must be interviewed at the school by an Admissions Counselor.
- The applicant must be:
- Be able to read and write the English language.
- Be physically capable of performing the duties that would be required of a major appliance refrigeration/air conditioning or computer/electronics service technician.
- Pass the entrance examination (consisting of basic mathematics, mechanical aptitude, and reading comprehension).
- Applicants for Program II, Domestic Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, must pass an additional test demonstrating ability in basic electricity.
- Applicants for Program III, Commercial HVACR, must pass an additional test, demonstrating ability in basic electricity and the fundamentals of refrigeration/air conditioning.
In addition, all applicants to the Bay State School of Technology must possess either a High School Diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma. Applicants without either document must pass an approved Ability to Benefit (ATB) test. Bay State School of Technology uses the ACT CPAt system for ATB testing. The ACT CPAt Ability to Benefit test is a nationally recognized testing instrument.
An applicant seeking admission to the School must:
- Meet the criteria as published in the School’s Admissions Requirements.
- Make arrangements for an informational interview with the Admissions Department.The Admissions Counselor will explain in detail all areas of training offered, as well as the level of effort and input that the school expects of its students. Prospective students may also be encouraged to sit in on a class and talk to current students and faculty members about the school.
- Take the entrance examination.
Upon successful completion of the exam, the Admissions Counselor will enroll the applicant for his or her desired program.
Applicants who have completed course work at other credited institutions may request to be admitted in an advanced academic standing. Credit for related course work earned at other institutions will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Applicants for advanced standing will be required to successfully complete the necessary written examination to “test out” and therefore receive advanced standing. Approval of advanced standing is at the discretion of the Director of Education.
Bay State School of Technology does not discriminate as to race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, or national origin in the admission and recruitment of students.