Application Process

Are you interested in applying to become a student at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology? You're in the right place! Information on the application process is highlighted on this webpage.


The following items are required for each applicant.

  1. Online Application
  2. Application fees are non-refundable
    1. For those requiring a waiver, please complete and submit one of our waivers PRIOR to submitting your application. Once the waiver is submitted, an Admissions team member will send you a waiver code to complete the application.
  4. Official high school transcript or GED scores

The fall of 2024 application is now open! Please begin your application process by completing the online application below!


Should you have any questions about our process, please contact the Admissions Team at

Application Requirements

Proof of Residency

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology requires all applicants to be residents of Pennsylvania, apart from active duty/veterans and their families. We've outlined who qualifies to apply below:

  • PA Resident: an individual that has resided in the state of Pennsylvania for at least one (1) year. An appeal process is available for applicants that have resided in Pennsylvania for less than 1 year.

  • *Activity Duty: full time employment with the U.S. military force. Proof of employment is required (active military ID, etc.

  • Veteran*: former member of the Armed Forces of the United States (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy) who served on active duty and was discharged under conditions which were other than dishonorable. DD214 member 4 copy is required

    *Family-- immediate family unit, including children/step-children, and spouses.

    High School Transcript or GED

    All students must possess a high school diploma or GED prior to beginning classes. Submit an official high school transcript or proof of a GED. 

    Official transcripts are defined as those sent directly from the high school to the Admissions Office. The Admissions team will not accept transcripts submitted by a student or a parent/guardian. 

    For those with high school credentials from outside of the United States, we would request translated documentation. Please find more information on our policy of Transfer Credit from Foreign Educational Institutions

    Additional Materials for Consideration

    SAT/Act Scores

    If applicable, please submit your SAT/ACT. Our benchmarks are:

    Junior Year

    • Math: 510+
    • Reading/Writing: 460+

    Senior Year

    • Math: 530+
    • Reading/Writing: 480+

    SAT scores can be requested from the College Board.

    College Transcripts

    If applicable, please request an official college transcript be sent to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. We are unable to accept any unofficial transcripts for review and transferability purposes.

    IEP Documentation

    Applicants who are requesting accommodations should provide documentation in electronic format to Michele Pletcher, Accessibility Coordinator:   

    Access more information about accommodations at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

    Acceptance Information

    Those who have been accepted to attend Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology will likely receive materials and information beginning in early December.  

    Do you need to modify your contact information? Please contact the Admissions Office as soon as possible:  .