Are you a high school graduate undecided about college; a former college student wanting
to return and complete a degree or credential; or a displaced worker looking to retool
and reenter the workforce?
Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) has your answers.
New students are encouraged to start the registration process as soon as possible.
The first step is completing an admissions application online at http://bigsandy.kctcs.edu/Admissions/How_to_Apply.aspx
. Students can also complete the admission application on the Prestonsburg, Pikeville
and Mayo campuses. Advisors will be on hand to assist in choosing a career path, financial
aid and other steps in the enrollment process.
New and returning students can take advantage of a Registration Blitz on August 10-11
from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; August 12-13 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and August 14
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Classes start on Monday, August 17.
Every four-year public institution in the state raised their tuition this year except
the 16 schools that comprise the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).
The average yearly tuition at BSCTC is more than $5,000 less than that of four-year
public state institutions.
Its important that we keep the dream of an education within reach, said BSCTC President
Dr. Devin Stephenson. We want to ensure our students receive a quality education that
leads to gainful employment and/or successful transfer to a four-year institution.
BSCTC offers 27 programs and more than 200 industry-leading credentials. Students
have the option to take advantage of flexible scheduling, online courses and online
Jimmy Wright, dean of student affairs, said new students should take advantage of
completing an admissions application and meeting with an advisor sooner rather than
Our goal is to provide excellent service to the students, said Wright. We have information
on hand that will walk the students through the enrollment process step by step.
The college offers a variety of services to students. Beyond standard financial aid,
the college distributes more than $350,000 in scholarships annually through the Big
Sandy College Educational Foundation, Inc. Programs such as Ready to Work and Work
and Learn provide financial assistance and work-study opportunities for Kentucky Transitional
Assistance Program (KTAP) participants who want to return to school. Accelerating
Opportunity Kentucky allows students to take adult education and technical training
simultaneously to work towards an industry-leading credential.