Admission Requirements & Application Procedures
In order to be accepted for enrollment a prospective applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
- Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have parental consent if under age 18. Applicants may enroll at 16 1/2 years of age if a release letter from a New York State high school is received and is on file.
- Applicants must possess a valid high school diploma or the recognized equivalency (and provide appropriate documentation). E.D.P. also reserves the right to require academic testing as both an admissions criterion and an evaluation of the student’s need for remediation, regardless of high school credential status.
- Applicants must present proof of identity and citizenship/legal immigration status. Acceptable documents include photocopies of one or more of the following documents: Social Security Card, Driver license/non-driver ID, U.S. Passport, Alien Registration Card (“Green Card”) or student visa.
- Applicants are required to interview with an Admissions Representative. Admissions interviews are scheduled to discuss the various program/career options that are available. During the interview the applicant will be given a tour of the school’s facilities, provided a copy of the current Academic Catalog, and introduced to the EDP website.
- Applicants are required to sign and submit an enrollment agreement and pay a non-refundable application fee.
Students are enrolled at E.D.P. on a space-available basis. Students will be enrolled in order of acceptance for admission (having completed all admission requirements, including submission of all required documents). When enrollment exceeds capacity, a limited number of students who have completed all requirements in advance of the class starting may be placed on a waiting list.
Any student placed on the waiting list and unable to start because of class capacity will be given an option of transferring to the next available class.
Verification of High School Credentials
All applicants are required to provide documentation of high school credential from a legitimate high school recognized by the State in which the diploma was issued or possession of a valid government issued GED. Home-schooled students will submit proof of a legitimate credential based on the requirements of the State in which the home-schooling occurred.
Students with foreign credentials will be required to provide a certified English translation if necessary. Students with a foreign high school equivalency/diploma must also have their documents evaluated for equivalency to coursework taken at a U.S. institution. This evaluation may be performed by a School employee and/or a third party.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide his/her diploma, academic transcript, or other documents to the School. All high school credential documents will be examined for both the authenticity of the documents and the legitimacy of the issuing institution. E.D.P. reserves the right to request to view original documents and/or to request confirming documentation directly from the issuing institution/entity.
E.D.P. offers all new students an orientation to the school prior to the beginning of their program of study. During orientation students will be introduced to The E.DP. School’s staff, the facilities, our policies and procedures. Orientation also provides future students an opportunity to ask questions and become acquainted with classmates.
E.D.P. will accept appropriate academic credit for prior coursework completed at regionally or nationally accredited institutions. Only coursework in which the student attained a grade of 2.0 (C) or better will be considered for transfer. Transfers will only be considered for general education/business skills coursework. Transfers will not be granted for technical, developmental, or remedial coursework; or for coursework taken more than seven years prior to enrollment at The E.D.P. School. In no case will transfer credit be used to satisfy more than 50% of a student’s program requirements at E.D.P.
Students requesting transfer credit consideration must provide official transcripts and course descriptions prior to beginning classes at E.D.P. The transfer of credit is not automatic, and it is at the discretion of the academic staff of the school.
Transferred coursework will not be calculated into a student’s cumulative GPA. However, a student’s maximum time allowed for completion of the program will be reduced appropriately based on accepted transfer credit.
Acceptance of E.D.P. Credit at Other Institutions
E.D.P. makes no assurances as to the acceptance of E.D.P. credit by other institutions. The acceptance of transfer credit is always at the discretion of the receiving institution in accordance with their policies.
It is the policy of The E.D.P. School to accept applicants for admission whose credentials and admissions interview demonstrate that they possess the drive, commitment, ability, and potential necessary for academic and career success in the student’s selected field; without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status irrelevant to academic and career success.
The E.D.P. School will make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, and will advise prospective students with disabilities regarding employment limitations/options within their chosen field.