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Capitol Technology University Course Catalog

   
    Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Course Catalog

Undergraduate Admissions



Degree-Seeking Students First-Time, Full-Time Freshman

A first-time, full-time freshman is defined as any applicant who has graduated from high school within one year of the proposed entrance term and is entering Capitol Technology University on a full-time basis. A full-time student must carry 12 or more credits per semester.

All Bachelor of Science degrees require a minimum of 27 credits at the 300-level or above. For descriptions of required courses, see courses beginning on Course Descriptions . All degree-seeking undergraduate students are required to take courses in humanities and the social sciences to broaden their understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities within a global context.

Application Requirements

  1. File a formal application for admission as far in advance of the proposed entrance date as possible. An application for admission can be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online.
  2. Enclose a $25 nonrefundable admissions processing fee with the application. (Applications remain on file for one academic year.) The application fee is waived for those students submitting electronic applications through the university website.
  3. Forward the official final high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
  4. Submit SAT or ACT scores to the Office of Admissions.

Admissions Requirements

All applicants receive a comprehensive evaluation of their previous school records. Admissions decisions are based on the applicant’s course preparation, high school grade point average (GPA), class rank and standardized test scores. Scholarship consideration is given based on GPA, number of AP, Honors and IB courses, along with the admissions essay, letters of recommendation and a personal interview.

High school course preparation should include a minimum of four units of English, three units of mathematics (including plane geometry and Algebra II), two units of lab science and two units of social sciences.

Students whose GPA, course preparation and/or test scores do not meet the general admissions requirements may be further considered if they submit an admissions essay, letters of recommendation, placement tests and visit the campus for a personal interview.

The minimum GPA required for admission to Capitol Technology University is 2.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Undeclared Applicants

Students admitted to an AAS or BS degree who are undecided on their program study may complete up to 15 credits before they are required to declare a major. During this period, their account will reflect the 15-credit hold.

Computer Science and Engineering Applicants

Applicants to the computer science and engineering programs must have an additional unit of mathematics or entry into college calculus, an additional unit of laboratory science (physics or chemistry), an overall high school GPA of at least 2.8, and a minimum SAT score of 900 with at least a 500 on the Math section (or an ACT score of at least 19).

Computer science and engineering applicants who do not meet these additional criteria, but meet the general admissions criteria, will be accepted into one of our other degree programs, such as engineering technology, for their freshman year. After successful completion of the freshman year, students may transfer into the engineering program with academic dean approval.

Tuition Deposit

Upon acceptance, all full-time applicants are required to pay a nonrefundable $200 tuition deposit or $200 application/housing deposit to the university. The tuition deposit is credited to the applicant’s first-semester tuition.

Conditional Acceptance

Applicants who do not meet the 2.2 GPA general admissions requirement may be considered for conditional acceptance on a case-by-case basis. Applicants in this category must contact their admissions counselor for further information. Applicants accepted conditionally must meet good standing after completing two semesters at which time their status changes to regularly admitted or they are dismissed and acceptance is rescinded.

Full-Time Transfer Students

A full-time transfer student is defined as any applicant who is eligible to transfer 15 or more semester credits from an accredited higher education institution to Capitol Technology University and will attend on a full-time basis. A full-time student must carry 12 or more credits per semester.

Application Requirements

  1. File a formal application for admission as far in advance of the proposed entrance date as possible. An application for admission can be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online.
  2. Enclose a $25 nonrefundable admissions processing fee with paper applications.(Applications remain on file for one academic year.) The application fee is waived for those students submitting electronic applications through the university website.
  3. Forward all official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Applicants who are completing, or who have already earned, an associate or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university need only forward university transcripts. Applicants who have less than 30 college credits must forward an official high school transcript denoting graduation date or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) record and college transcripts, if applicable.
  4. For transfer credit policies, see our Transfer Policies page.

Admissions Requirements

Full-time transfer applicants who have successfully completed an associate or bachelor’s degree are generally accepted into Capitol Technology University once their application file is complete. Admissions requirements for all other students require a minimum GPA of 2.0 and other military and work experience. Students must be in good standing at all previous institutions. Students not in good standing are subject to further review. Scholarship consideration is given based on postsecondary GPA and number of college credits earned.

Applicants who do not meet the 2.0 GPA general admissions requirement for transfer students may be considered for conditional acceptance on a case-by-case basis. Applicants in this category must contact their admissions counselor for further information. Applicants accepted conditionally must meet good standing after completing two semesters at which time their status changes to regularly admitted or they are dismissed and acceptance is rescinded. 

If applicants are not eligible to transfer credits for MA 114  or EN 101 , completion of a skills assessment test may be required. Applicants who are not eligible to transfer college level math or English credits must take placement tests. Applicants with experience in computer programming who are not eligible to transfer college level credits in computer science are encouraged to take placement testing. Applicants with experience in cybersecurity who are not eligible to transfer college level credits in cybersecurity are encouraged to take placement testing, those who choose not to take placement testing will register for IAE 201 .

All Bachelor of Science degrees require a minimum of 27 credits at the 300-level or above. For descriptions of required courses, see courses beginning on Course Descriptions . All degree-seeking undergraduate students are required to take courses in humanities and the social sciences to broaden their understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities within a global context.

 

Adult Non-Traditional Degree Seeking Students

An adult non-traditional degree seeking student is defined as any student pursuing an undergraduate degree at Capitol Technology University who has been out of high school more than one year and has less than 15 college credits earned.   

Application Requirements 

  1. File a formal application for admission as far in advance of the proposed entrance date as possible. An application for admission can be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online.
  2. Enclose a $25 nonrefundable admissions processing fee with the application. (Applications remain on file for one academic year.) The application fee is waived for those students submitting electronic applications through the university website.
  3. Forward the official final high school, college and military transcripts and resume to the Office of Admissions. 

Admission Requirements 

Admissions requirements adult non-traditional students are based on previous academic coursework (including high school, college, proprietary institutions, military or appropriate work experience), and a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Scholarship consideration is given based on last school attended GPA and number of years of military and/or work experience. 

Applicants who do not meet the 2.0 GPA general admissions requirement for adult non-traditional students may be considered for conditional acceptance on a case-by-case basis. Applicants in this category must contact their admissions counselor for further information. Applicants accepted conditionally must meet good standing after completing two semesters at which time their status changes to regularly admitted or they are dismissed and acceptance is rescinded. 

 

Part-Time Degree-Seeking Students

A part-time degree-seeking student is defined as any student pursuing an undergraduate degree at Capitol Technology University on a part-time basis. A part-time student may carry 1-11 credits per semester.

Application Requirements

  1. File a formal application for admission as far in advance of the proposed entrance date as possible. An application for admission may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online.
  2. Enclose a $25 nonrefundable admissions processing fee with the application. (Applications remain on file for one academic year.) The application fee is waived for those students submitting electronic applications through the university website.
  3. Forward all official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Applicants who are completing, or who have already earned, an associate or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college need only forward college transcripts. Applicants who have less than a degree or no college credits must forward an official high school transcript denoting graduation date or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) record and college transcripts, if applicable.
  4. For transfer credit policies, see our Transfer Policies page.

Admissions Requirements

Part-time applicants who have successfully completed an associate or bachelor’s degree are generally accepted into Capitol Technology University once their application file is complete. Admissions requirements for all other students are based on previous academic course work (including high school, college, proprietary institutions, military or appropriate work experience). Students must be in good standing at all previous institutions. Students not in good standing are subject to further review.

If applicants are not eligible to transfer credits for MA 114  or EN 101 , completion of a skills assessment test may be required. Applicants who are not eligible to transfer college level math or English credits must take placement tests. Applicants with experience in computer programming who are not eligible to transfer college level credits in computer science are encouraged to take placement testing, those who choose not to take placement testing will register for CS-100. Applicants with experience in cybersecurity who are not eligible to transfer college level credits in cybersecurity are encouraged to take placement testing, those who choose not to take placement testing will register for IAE 201 .

All Bachelor of Science degrees require a minimum of 27 credits at the 300-level or above. For descriptions of required courses, see courses beginning on Course Descriptions . All degree-seeking undergraduate students are required to take courses in humanities and the social sciences to broaden their understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities within a global context.

Concurrent, Readmit and Other Types of Students

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent students are any qualified high school juniors or seniors who want to enroll in a limited number of courses at Capitol Technology University while completing their high school graduation requirements. Concurrently enrolled students are not eligible for financial aid.

Application Requirements

  1. File a formal application for admission as far in advance of the proposed entrance date as possible. An application for admission may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online.
  2. Forward an up-to-date official high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.
  3. Forward a letter of recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor.
  4. Meet with an admissions counselor at Capitol Technology University for a personal interview. Students may also be required to meet with the Academic Dean and/or Dean of Student Life.

Admissions Requirements

Once the application requirements have been completed, the applicant will be eligible for concurrent enrollment. Concurrent students are required to complete all prerequisites for courses in which they intend to enroll. Concurrent enrollment is considered a non-degree-seeking status, so the student will not be accepted into a specific degree program. If the student wants to apply for degree-seeking status after high school graduation, the student must complete the application requirements for a first-time, full-time freshman, outlined on Tuition/Financial Aid  of this catalog, and should do so as far in advance of the proposed start term as possible.

Concurrent students who want to enroll in MA 114  or EN 101  may be required to complete a skills assessment test. Applicants who are not eligible to transfer college level math or English credits must take placement tests. Applicants with experience in computer programming who are not eligible to transfer college level credits in computer science are encouraged to take placement testing, those who choose not to take placement testing will register for CS-100. Applicants with experience in cybersecurity who are not eligible to transfer college level credits in cybersecurity are encouraged to take placement testing, those who choose not to take placement testing will register for IAE 201 .

Readmission

A readmit applicant is defined as any applicant who has previously completed any amount of coursework at Capitol Technology University, has not attended Capitol Technology University in at least one full academic year and wants to resume study. Students who were at any time in violation of the university’s academic, financial or disciplinary regulations may be denied readmission. Readmitted students may be required to submit or resubmit required documents, such as official transcripts. Readmitted students will enter Capitol Technology University’s degree program under the current graduation requirements and will be subject to current policies and procedures. A course audit will be completed to determine what coursework must be fulfilled for graduation. Readmission is contingent upon an application for admission, which may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online, and review by the admissions staff.

Other Types of Students

Applicants who do not match any of the undergraduate types discussed herein should contact the Office of Admissions to determine the application and admissions requirements that apply. To reach the Office of Admissions, call 800-950-1992 or send email to admissions@captechu.edu.

Certificate Students

An undergraduate certificate student is any student pursuing one or more of Capitol Technology University’s state-approved undergraduate certificates, maintaining less than 12 credits per semester and not pursuing a degree. Undergraduate certificate students are not eligible for financial aid.

Application Requirements

  1. File a formal application for admission as far in advance of the proposed entrance date as possible. An application for admission can be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online.
  2. Enclose a $25 nonrefundable admissions processing fee with the application. (Applications remain on file for one academic year.) The application fee is waived for those students submitting electronic applications through the university website.
  3. Forward all official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Applicants who are completing, or who have already earned, an associate or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college need forward only college transcripts. Applicants who have less than a degree or no college credits must forward an official high school transcript denoting graduation date or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) record and college transcripts, if applicable.

Admissions Requirements

Undergraduate certificate applicants who have successfully completed an associate or bachelor’s degree are generally eligible to register for classes once their application file is complete. Admissions requirements for all other students are based on previous academic coursework (including high school, college, proprietary institutions, military or appropriate work experience). Students must be in good standing at all previous institutions. Students not in good standing are subject to further review.

All certificates require that students have completed MA 110 , MA 114  or have equivalent experience. All coursework must be completed through Capitol Technology University. Students must complete the specific courses listed for the certificate; no substitutions are permitted. Once the course requirements are completed, students must apply for the certificate in the Office of Registration and Records. A $25 processing fee is due with the certificate request.

A student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all certificate coursework to be awarded the certificate.

Non-Degree-Seeking Students

A non-degree-seeking student is any student pursuing a non-degree certification program or taking individual courses not applying to a degree. Non-degree study is not eligible for financial aid.

Application Requirements

Non-degree seeking students must submit an official transcript showing appropriate degree (i.e. if students are applying for graduate credits, a bachelor’s degree transcript must be submitted) or completed coursework.

Admissions Requirements

Once the application and processing fee are received, applicants are notified of their acceptance and may register for classes during the appropriate registration period. Information about registration is continually updated online.

After successful completion of 15 semester credits at Capitol Technology University, non-degree students must complete the admissions procedure for degree seeking status, or receive approval for continued non-degree status from the dean of academics.

International Students

An international student is defined as any applicant from a country other than the United States who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree program on a student visa. Eligibility requirements, listed below, must be met for acceptance. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Application Requirements

  1. File a formal application for admission as far in advance of the proposed entrance date as possible. An application for admission can be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online.
  2. Enclose a $50 nonrefundable admissions processing fee with the application. (Applications submitted without an application fee will not be processed. Applications remain on file for one academic year).
  3. Verify that you meet the academic and financial requirements stated below.

Academic Requirements

Submit certified transcripts (with English translations) of secondary school and/or college records, or examination results when periodic grades are not used for measurement purposes. The university may require your transcripts to be evaluated by a recognized credential evaluation service with a course by course evaluation.

Applicants should have two years of college preparatory mathematics, such as algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

English proficiency for direct admission into a degree program:

  1. TOEFL paper-based test score of 550 or an internet-based test score of 79, or
  2. proof of completing a specified level of proficiency at an English language school, or
  3. satisfactory completion of English courses at an accredited university or college within the United States.

Financial Requirements

International students must submit evidence of sufficient financial resources for living and educational expenses. Support documents must be dated within the last six months.

Proof of financial support can be in one of the following forms:

  1. A letter of sponsorship or scholarship from a government agency or corporation. This letter of sponsorship must be an original and outline specific billing procedures.
  2. Complete the declaration and certification of finances form. This form must be accompanied by supporting bank statements or employment verification. Include signatures or original letters of support from each sponsor.

Students who have not provided valid evidence of sponsorship from a government agency or corporation must make a tuition deposit of $500 prior to formal acceptance and issuance of I-20.

Applicants can expect an answer from the university three to five weeks after receipt of all necessary documents. All international students must join the university health insurance program, unless adequate coverage is proven.