Acadiana Technical College operates under an open door policy and serves individuals on an equal opportunity basis, including, but not limited to adults, veterans, persons who have dropped out of high school, and minority ethnic groups.

Prospective students seeking admission to Acadiana Technical College are required to meet the admission requirements for the program in which they are requesting entry. Admission to all programs at Acadiana Technical College will be made without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.


Steps for Enrolling
  1. Applicant completes IS100.4 Application for Admission and submits with a non-refundable $5 application fee and a $15 testing fee.
  2. Applicant provides proof of state required immunizations if born after 1956.
  3. Applicant provides proof of high school transcript and/or GED, as applicable.
  4. If applicable, applicant has official transcripts of previously attended college or universities mailed to the campus.
  5. Applicant is assigned a testing date to take the placement exam or supplies proof of testing exemption.
  6. If applicable, applicant reports for testing.
  7. Applicant receives test results as applicable.
  8. If required by law, applicant provides proof of registration with Selective Service.
  9. Applicant is notified to report for college and program orientation.
  10. Applicant reports for college and program orientation.
  11. Applicant reports to pick up class schedule and pay applicable tuition/fees.
  12. Student reports to and begins classes for all courses on approved schedules.
Application for Admission

Applications are accepted for credit hour programs Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Names of eligible applicants for programs that do not require that specific entrance placement testing scores be met prior to enrollment are placed on a waiting list according to date of application. These applicants are accepted for enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis.

Names of eligible applicants for those programs that do require specific entrance placement testing scores be met prior to enrollment, are placed on a waiting list only after attaining the required scores. Names are listed according to the date the applicant met the test requirements for the program requested. These programs include Aviation Maintenance Technology, Practical Nursing, Clinical Lab Technician, and Surgical Technology.


Acadiana Technical College adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of the federal civil rights laws and regulations that are applicable to this agency. Therefore, no one will be discriminated against on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), Sex (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972), Disability (Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973), or Age (Age Discrimination Act of 1975) in attaining educational goals and objectives and in the administration of personnel policies and procedures. Reasonable auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Anyone with questions regarding this policy may contact the U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights at 1-800-421-3481. Prospective students seeking admission are required to meet the admission requirements for the program in which they are requesting entry.

Admission Policies

Definition, admission eligibility, requirements, and procedures for Admission of First-Time Freshmen are outlined in ATC Policy SA1930.254. Admission of Dual Enrolled High School Students is addressed by ATC Policy SA1930.253 and Admission of Transfer and/or Re-Entry Students are outlined in ATC Policy SA1930.255.

Age Requirements
Education Requirements for Credential Seeking Students

When pursuing the programs listed below, all applicants under regular admissions are required to have an approved high school diploma or have successfully completed the Test of General Educational Development (GED) prior to entry:
Applicants no longer enrolled in high school that have not earned an approved high school diploma or passed the Test of General Educational Development (GED) may enroll in some Certificate of Technical Studies and Technical Diploma programs after they have demonstrated they have Ability to Benefit scores as defined in the Louisiana agreement with the U.S. Department of Education. Those students lacking a high school diploma or GED are encouraged to check with the campus admissions counselor for information about Adult Education classes that lead to a GED.

Ability to Benefit Score Requirements


International Applicants

ATC is not currently accepting international students.

Additional Admissions Requirements

Practical Nursing
Applicants and Medication Attendant Certified students must apply to the campus/program of their choice and meet the minimum admission standards.

For more information click here to view the Practical Nursing program page.

For more information click here to view the Medication Attendant Certified program page.

Dual Enrolled High School Student ATC Admission Requirements

A junior or senior-level high school student or student at least 16 years of age may apply for dual enrollment on an ATC campus to earn credit at the discretion of the campus dean and high school principal/counselor and parent or guardian.

All applicants must submit an application for admission, take the placement exam if ACT or PLAN scores are unavailable, and submit all required transcripts and other documents as required of regular college students.
Unless enrolled under the BOR dual enrollment funding initiative or otherwise stated in an articulation agreement between the campus and the local high school board, high school students will be required to pay tuition and fees and purchase books, tools, and equipment as required of regular college students.

Transfer and Re-entry Applicants

This section refers to applicants who were previously enrolled in:
  • Other regionally/nationally accredited postsecondary institutions of higher education
  • Other ATC campuses
  • Other programs at the same LTC campus
  • An ATC campus with a break in semester enrollment (Re-entry)

Transfer applicants must follow the same steps for enrollment and meet the same program age and education requirements as other applicants. Transfer applicants with fewer than 12 semester hours of coursework must meet the same admission requirements as entering freshmen.

ATC students wishing to transfer between programs at the same ATC campus must complete and obtain approved signatures on the Request for Program Change form IS100.55.

Students wishing to change their major program of study must do the following:

  • Complete a Request for Program Change form IS100.55.
  • Submit the form to the program advisor for approval.
  • Meet with and submit the advisor-approved form to the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Discuss admission requirements for the program.
  • Complete an admission application for the new program.
  • Meet with Financial Aid, if applicable.
  • When notified, meet with the academic advisor for the new program.
  • Schedule, register, and make tuition/fee payments for the new semester.
  • Students with a break in semester enrollment must follow the provisions for re-admission.
Acceptance of transfer credit toward an ATC credential is not guaranteed to transfer students. Students wanting credential credit for previously completed college coursework must submit an ATC Transcript Evaluation Request, (form IS100.45) to the program advisor. The program academic advisor will submit these, along with any Course Substitutions (form IS100.6) as applicable, to the Associate Dean of Academic & Student Affairs for final approvals.

Admission of students on academic probation and/or suspension from regionally accredited institutions

A student who is on probation and transfers to or within ATC with an adjusted cumulative grade point average of less than 2.000 will be admitted on academic probation.

A student who has been academically suspended/dismissed from a regionally accredited institution may petition the Admission Standards Committee for permission to enroll at ATC during his/her period of suspension. Such appeals must be in writing. Credits earned while on suspension may or may not be accepted as transfer credit to other institutions. Individual colleges and universities determine whether transfer students will be awarded credit for courses taken at one college while on suspension or dismissal from another college.

Continuing Education (CED) Applicants

The college offers a variety of courses in the evenings for individuals who work and wish to upgrade skills, attain new skills, or take leisure learning courses. Continuing Education courses do not constitute a complete credit hour program curriculum. Applicants wishing to be trained for a new career should enroll in a credit hour preparatory program. Continuing Education courses can also be custom designed to meet specific training needs of business and industry. A listing of current CED course offerings can be obtained at the college prior to registration. Applicants are required to pay registration fees and tuition when registering for a course.

For complete admissions information, contact your nearest campus location.

Connie Chopin
Student Services
Lafayette Campus
1101 Bertrand Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
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