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Entrance Requirements

To qualify for admission into Southern California Institute of Technology, an individual must:

  • Complete an Application for Admissions (Completed at the Admissions Office)
  • Pass a standardized entrance exam given at SCIT
  • Complete an interview and tour the facilities
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Certificate (G.E.D.)*

*Applicants not seeking a Degree or Diploma but wishing to take individual courses must meet the same admissions requirements as those applying for a regular program.

Admissions Application

All applicants must first complete an admissions application form, which includes standard questions (i.e. name, age, etc.), as well as, questions about the applicants educational background. Applications can be completed at the Admissions Office during their normal operating hours and takes only a few minutes. Applications are accepted on a continual basis. To expedite the application process, it may be helpful for applicants to bring an official High School transcript or have available the contact information of the high school they attended.

Entrance Exam

SCIT administers its own entrance exam to assess an applicants knowledge of foundational material expected from all incoming students. The exam has two (2) parts, verbal and math, which are all multiple choice questions (there is no essay). Students will have half an hour (30 minutes) to complete the exam, which is administered at SCIT. The exam is administered on a continual basis; please contact the Admissions Office for dates and times when you can take the exam. If you would like more information about the material covered on the exam, please contact the Admissions Office.

Interview & Tour

All applicants will have an opportunity to meet and interview with an Admissions Representative for approximately one (1) hour during the application process. They will also be given a tour of the classrooms, campus and instructional labs. The purpose of the interview is for us to inform you about the educational opportunities SCIT offers and for you to inform us about your academic goals. Our goal is that after the interview you will have sufficient information about our programs so that you can knowledgably decide if SCIT meets your academic goals. In addition, we will assess whether you will benefit from our programs and contribute positively to our campus community. The qualities we seek in applicants are: commitment to their education, motivation to make a positive change in their lives and communities, and want to learn by doing. Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions about the interview.

Disabled Students

Applicants and students who are persons with disabilities may request academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids by making such requests in writing to the Director of Admissions. SCIT will work with the applicant or student to determine whether reasonable accommodations are available and/or can be effective in aiding the applicant or student in achieving their educational and career goals. Any individual with a disability requesting an accommodation or auxiliary aid should notify the Director of Admissions in writing with the following information: (1) the nature or extend of the disability, (2) the type of accommodation needed, and (3) the date the accommodation is needed and whether or not the accommodation would be needed throughout a partial or entire period of enrollment at the school. Please mail all requests to Admissions Office, Southern California Institute of Technology, 525 North Muller Street, Anaheim, CA 92801. You may also call (714) 300-0300 or email if you have any questions or need any assistance. The Director of Admissions will respond to the request within two weeks of receipt as to the type of reasonable accommodation that may be provided. An applicant or student may always appeal a response to a reasonable accommodation request by providing a statement in writing to the President of the school as to why and how the reasonable accommodation provided, if any, should be modified. Instructions for making an appeal are provided in the initial response.