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Enrollment Checklist

Whether you’re a high school student, a returning student or just looking to take a class on the side, following these steps will make your admissions experience easy!


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Enrollment Steps

Submit the Application for Admission. It’s free, and it only takes about 15 minutes to complete.

To get started you'll need:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • An email address that we can use to contact you (preferably not a high school email).
  • Name and address of the high school and any colleges you have attended (including for dual credit).

    Start Your Application

At ECTC, we believe no one should miss out on a college education because they think they can't afford it. That's why we offer the lowest tuition in the state.

Federal and state aid programs are available to help many students with college expenses.  Complete the FAFSA early to apply for all possible financial aid opportunities.  Scholarships can also play a role in paying for college, make sure to check out those offered by the college and in your local community.  

To help you, we've broken the process of paying for college into three easy steps. 

Use these steps to get ectcadmissions@kctcs.edu your transcripts as soon as possible. 

For high school transcripts, order them on parchment.com

  • If you are still in high school, mark that your final transcript will be sent once graduation is complete. 
  • Make sure you choose Elizabethtown, KY. A common mistake is to choose Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. 

Any Non-KCTCS College Transcripts can be ordered on studentclearinghouse.org.

  • We need official transcripts from all colleges you've attended, including those that appear on your high school transcript for Dual Credit.

GED transcripts can be requested at request.ged.ky.gov.

If you graduated high school 2018 or after, the current placement policy allows you to use your cumulative high school GPA to bypass testing through Summer 2022. The placement is based on the unweighted cumulative GPA recorded at the end of the most recent term completed. If you feel that your GPA is not a good reflection of where you should be placed, you can take the Accuplacer and KYOTE exams, please email ECTCTesting@kctcs.edu to request an appointment to take those exams.

If you graduated prior to 2018, the current placement policy (through Summer 2022) allows you to bypass testing and enroll in college credit courses with a co-requisite lab to ensure you are successful your first semester. 

If you have the following test scores, please submit them also:

Once your admission file is complete, you will be “Ready to Enroll” (RTE) and we will send you a link to schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor and select your classes. If you think you are RTE but haven’t received the link, email ectcadmissions@kctcs.edu to confirm you are RTE. If you are confirmed to be RTE, we will email you the link to schedule your advising appointment.

Payments can be made at the ECTC Business Affairs Office Room 107 Regional Post Secondary Bldg. (RPC) at ECTC's main campus. E-check or credit card payments are accepted online through your Student Self-Service portal. 

Do you need a Payment Plan?  We offer the NelNet tuition payment plan.  To find out more, login to your Student Self-Service account and view the payment options section. There is a $25.00 non-refundable processing fee per semester to set up the payment plan for automatic withdrawal. The earlier you sign up the less your down payment will be. Please contact the Business Affairs Office for details. 

Questions? Contact us at 270-706-8722 or ECTCBusinessOffice@kctcs.edu.

The ECTC Campus Bookstore is operated by Barnes & Noble College and provides our students with a great selection of rental, digital, and used textbooks. If you need assistance, please feel free to contact the bookstore at 270-706-8731 or at sm057@bncollege.com

We will send you information on our orientation process via email. Make sure you sign up! Students who attend orientation are historically more successful!



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