Admission Requirements

ETI Technical College of Niles accepts three times per year, January, May and September. Students can enroll up to the start of the class if all requirements are met. Please contact the Admissions Department if you would like to enroll. 

All students making application to the college must have a High School Diploma or GED, no consideration is given to non-high school graduates. A record of the High School/GED transcript will be required for the academic file. Students will need to obtain a GED before becoming eligible to enroll in any program at ETI Technical College of Niles.

All individuals making application to an Associate Degree or Diploma program must take an admissions test. This test enables the college to determine whether a person has a sufficient background to begin his/her training. Tests vary per program, RN and Practical Nursing applicants will take the HESI Evolve Reach Assessment Exam. 

Students who pass the entrance examination will then meet with Financial Aid (see Financial Aid for more information) before signing the enrollment agreement. Students will need to pay a $75 enrollment fee to complete the enrollment process at ETI Technical College of Niles.

Diane Marsteller
Jenna Fox

Director of Online Education & Online Admissions Representative  jennafox@eticollege@edu

Statement of Admission Policy

ETI Technical College of Niles provides equal opportunity to all applicants for schooling without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, or sex. This policy has been made known in all areas of communication, internally and externally.

Placement Testing

Once an applicant has been accepted, a placement test will be given for entry into all programs except Practical Nursing and RN, Combination Welding and Fitting, and Facilities Maintenance Technician. The results of this test will determine placement in their program. If a student does not pass the test, she/he will be required to take one or both of the remedial classes and will be charged regular tuition for those classes.

Admission Procedures and Registration

For Practical Nursing Policies and RN Procedures, see Practical Nursing, RN

If after being interviewed, an applicant meets the admissions requirements, they may then register for the course of training for which they have applied. Students are considered to be registered after: (a) they have completed and/or met all the admissions requirements, (b) made registration payment ($75.00), (c) completed Financial Aid packet (if necessary), (d) completed enrollment agreement, (e) passed an Admissions Test*,(f) submitted all required paperwork, (g) ** complete placement test (if necessary) and (h) submitted HS/GED transcript and previous College transcripts (if necessary).

*Minimum test scores required for Facilities Maintenance Technician applicants are as follows:

Reading-8/16 Mechanical-10/16
**Vocabulary-12/25 Math-20/30
**Not required for Facilities Maintenance Technician.

Minimum test scores required for Medical Assistant, Legal Assistant, and Information Management Specialist applicants are as follows:

Reading-8/16 Math-15/20

Minimum test scores required for Combination Welding and Fitting are as follows:

Mechanical-10/16 Math-15/20

If an enrollee decides to change or postpone their enrollment, they must reapply and may be required to repeat the complete application/registration process.
Enrollments are accepted daily (Monday through Friday) during business hours.

Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Class sizes are limited. If there are no immediate openings, the prospective student will be placed on a numerical waiting list and when their turn comes, they will be given first opportunity to enter their training program.

Course Curriculum Policy

By reason of its intent to provide the most up-to-date training for its students, ETI Technical College of Niles reserves the right to revise/amend its curriculum at any time.

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