Acceptance Process

Acceptance Process

Please note that the acceptance process has changed for students seeking enrollment for the 2022-23 school year.

Deadline for application submission is 
March 4, 2022

Acceptance Criteria

The following criteria are for students who apply for admission to Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools’ high school programs.

  • Be in 10th or 11th grade in the 2021-22 school year
Meet one of the following:
  • Be enrolled in and a resident of an associate district of Eastland-Fairfield
  • Be a homeschooled resident of an associate district
  • Be a resident of an associate district attending a community school (including online school or non-public chartered school)

Homeschooled/private school applicants must provide a birth certificate if they have never enrolled in a public school in order to be considered for enrollment.

Any out-of-district student that is interested in applying to Eastland-Fairfield must be accepted as an open enrolled student at one of our associate schools. Open enrolled student applications will not be considered until July 1 each year after confirmation of open enrollment is provided.

Based on credits earned, applicants will then be designated as:
  1. Direct Admit
  2. Credit Plan
  3. No Admit

ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES
  • Students applying for the Firefighting program must pass an agility test per the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
  • Students applying for the Cosmetology, Pre-Nursing, Dental Assisting, Sports Medicine, Bioscience, Pharmacy, and STNA programs must provide a social security number on their application to be considered for acceptance.


DIRECT ADMIT APPLICANT 
To be considered a direct admit applicant, the applicant must:
  • Meet the above-mentioned criteria
  • On track to earn a minimum of 10 credits and include:
    • 2 math credits (Algebra I and II, or Algebra I and Geometry)
    • 2 ELA credits (9 and 10)
    • 1 science credit
    • 1 social studies credit
  • For students applying to Dental Assisting, Sports Medicine, Bioscience, Pharmacy, Pre-Nursing, the above credits must be earned PLUS an additional science for a combined 2 science credits of the minimum 10 total credits.
  • 10th grade applications will have priority for two-year programs

CREDIT PLAN APPLICANT 
To be considered a credit plan applicant, the applicant does not meet the Direct Admit criteria but is on track to earn six (6) or more credits.

Credit plan applicants must submit the Eastland-Fairfield Credit Recovery Plan to be considered for acceptance. The plan must include how the student will make up the credit deficiencies. The parent, student, and associate school counselor must sign the plan. The signed plan will be submitted to the Eastland-Fairfield acceptance committee for approval. Credit plan applicants with an approved plan will be considered for acceptance after the plan has been achieved and credits earned.

NO ADMIT APPLICANT 
Applicants with five (5) or fewer credits will not be eligible for enrollment. 

However, there are opportunities for one-year senior programs assuming the applicant meets the admission criteria. Adult Workforce Development programming at Eastland-Fairfield is available upon graduation. For more information on Adult Workforce Development, click here or visit www.EastlandFairfield.com/AWD.

Acceptance Process


Resource: Application Flow Chart (.pdf)

After the deadline is met, all applications will be evaluated to verify that acceptance criteria is met. 

Applicants that are designated DIRECT ADMIT:
  • You will automatically be entered into a pool for your first-choice program
  • If the program does not exceed the maximum number of Direct Admit students permitted, the applicant will be notified that they have been enrolled into their first-choice program.
  • If the program receives more than the maximum number of Direct Admit applicants, a lottery system will be implemented.
    • If the applicant earns a spot in the program after the lottery is instituted, they may choose to accept their invitation.
    • If the applicant earns a spot in the program after the lottery is instituted, the applicant may choose to be placed on a Hold (wait list) OR pursue their second-choice program, where the same process will be instituted. The applicant cannot be on a Hold and pursue their second-choice program simultaneously.

Applicants that are designated CREDIT PLAN:
  • Must submit a signed credit recovery plan (outlined above)
  • Must earn at least one (1) credit toward the recovery plan by August 1 in order to be considered for enrollment
    • Once the credit is earned, applicants will be offered acceptance into program choice 1 or 2, or placed in line behind Direct Admit Holds.
    • The credit plan must be completed by the end of the student's junior year to remain enrolled at Eastland-Fairfield.
  • If at least one (1) credit is earned, there are available spots in program choice 1, and there are no Direct Admit Hold applicants, the student will be offered acceptance.
  • If at least one (1) credit is earned, there are available spots in program choice 1, and there are Direct Admit Hold applicants, the student may then:
    • Be placed on a Hold behind Direct Admit Holds, OR
    • Pursue their second-choice program, where the same process will be instituted. The applicant cannot be on a Hold and pursue their second-choice program simultaneously. 

Applications Submitted After March 4

If an application is submitted after the March 4 deadline, those applications will go through the same process listed above but be placed AFTER Direct Hold Admit and Credit Plan Admit applicants in order of priority. 

Additional Information

  • If a spot becomes available, the seat will be offered to the next Direct Hold applicant on the list from the lottery.
  • If a program is not full and there are no applicants, the associate districts will be notified of the available seats.
  • Program switches will only be considered if there are no Direct Admit Hold applicants.
  • There will be spots available to prevent disproportionate representation among school districts.
  • Students in 11th grade may apply towards a two-year program, however, will only be considered after Direct Admit, Credit Plan, and new applicants.


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