Piedmont Tech Plans “Instant Admissions” Day


   If your New Year’s resolution is to enroll in college, Piedmont Technical College has announced a plan to make that easy. Piedmont Tech will be offering Instant Admissions Day next Thursday, January 3rd. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one day. Dean of Enrollment Management Tanisha Latimer said “We wanted to provide students with a one-stop option to enroll in classes.”

   During the Instant Admissions Day, students can apply, take the placement test, complete the FAFSA for financial aid and register for classes with a counselor. The idea for a one-day event came about from an admissions counselor who saw numerous students who had expressed an interest in classes at Piedmont Tech, but had not yet applied for admissions or registered for classes. Ms. Latimer said “Some prospective students can find the process a little overwhelming,” and she added “We wanted them to see that they are not alone.”

   Latimer said the day will allow students to register in an enjoyable environment.Tourswill be provided along with the opportunity for students to meet with faculty from the areas they are interested in pursuing.

   Instant Admissions Day will be from held 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the last placement testing beginning at 4:30 p.m. Students interested in attending should bring their official high school transcript or GED Score report; official college transcripts if they have completed any previous college courses; a photo ID; and their 2011 tax return forms. The process will take two to four hours to complete, but will include everything the student will need to enroll in classes.

   “Our goal here at Piedmont Technical College is to help students transform their lives,” Latimer said. “Admissions is designed to help students move on to the next step – to achieve their goals.”