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Applying to Career Training Academy is a breeze. Keep reading below to discover all the steps that you need to take to become a student at CTA

At Career Training Academy, we want to make sure that the admission process is as clear as possible for you. Below you’ll find important information about what you need to apply to CTA and as well some of the standards that we hold ourselves to when assessing your application.

If you have any immediate questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly admissions representative at 1-866-673-7773.

 Applicants are required to submit or complete the following:

  1. A tour of the school and interview with an admissions representative and/or other administrative staff
  2. Applicants must sign a Notice of Employability and Authorization permitting CTA to conduct a Criminal Background Check
  3. Complete the required admissions application and essay
  4. Payment of the $30.00 application fee
  5. The Enrollment Agreement and various disclosures; and
  6. Proof of high school graduation or equivalent (GED)

Career Training Academy admits, trains, and refers students without regard to on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law in the admission of its students, administration of its educational programs, policies, activities, loan programs, placement services, housing, and other offerings. Applicants will be interviewed by a school representative who will assist the applicant through the steps of the admissions process, providing information on curriculum, policies, procedures, and services.

To be considered for admission to CTA, an applicant must be a high school graduate or possess the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). An applicant must provide documentation of graduation from high school in terms of a valid high school diploma, high school transcripts, documentation of high school graduation equivalency (GED), or other official documentation which confirms that the applicant meets or exceeds the equivalent of a high school diploma in the USA. This proof of graduation must be provided prior to starting class. All documentation from foreign countries must also be translated into English and evaluated and certified to be equivalent of, or higher than, a USA diploma by a credential evaluation service. This proof must be provided prior to starting class.

Applicants for all programs with a GED passing score under 2250 or High School graduates with a QPA under 1.5 (4-point system) will be required to take the TABE aptitude test. The aptitude test may only be taken one time. The purpose of the TABE aptitude test is to determine the applicants’ general suitability for all programs. The TABE aptitude test minimum score for entry into CTA is 15. If an applicant scores between 15 and 17, the applicant may be required to participate in a special tutoring session or attend a class at an appropriate school/agency to address the academic concerns in order to enter the program. If the TABE aptitude test result is 18 or higher, the applicant is admitted into the school without any further remediation requirements.


Applicants for single courses who are not entering into a program of study are only required to complete the following procedures:

1. Meet with an Admissions Representative for an informational interview, which includes a campus tour

2. Complete an Enrollment Agreement (must be signed by a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age)

Students who do not enroll in a program of study are not eligible to receive Title IV funds. Transferability of credit is up to the receiving institution. There is no guarantee that credits earned will transfer.