Ask ECTC: Registration

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Contact information:
(270) 706-8800 – Welcome and Admissions Center
(877) 246-2322 ext. 68800 (toll-free)
(270) 706-8858 or (502) 942-0101 – Fort Knox Campus
(270) 706-8700 – Workforce Solutions
600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown, KY  42701

Q:  I missed registration for fall semester, but I’d like to start classes in the spring semester.  What should I be doing now to make sure I’m ready for spring registration?
A:  You can start by contacting the Admissions Office and requesting an application for admission.  Or you can fill out an application online at our Web site: www.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu.  If you’ve attended college before, you need to submit official transcripts from any colleges you’ve attended.  Placement scores are also required.  If you haven’t taken the ACT or COMPASS exams, you need to contact the Assessment Center at (270) 706-8809 to schedule an appointment.  There is no charge to take the COMPASS exam the first time.  Spring classes begin Monday, January 10, and registration for classes will be held Jan. 4 - 6, at times based on your last name. You can call or check our Web site for details.

Q:  I really need to find out about financial aid, but I don’t know where to start. Do I need to fill out different forms if I start classes in the Spring?  What are the deadlines?  Can you help me get through the process?
A 2010-2011 FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the application for both Fall 2010 and Spring and Summer 2011.   If a student has not filed at this point, it is not too late.  The electronic process is fastest and the first step would be to apply for a PIN, Personal Identification Number, for both the student and one parent, if the student is a dependent. To apply for a PIN, go to www.pin.ed.gov and complete the requested information.  After receiving the PIN, either by mail or email, the student can go online to complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  The online application worksheet and/or the paper version of the FAFSA can be picked up in the financial aid office.  Although we can not complete the student's FAFSA for them, the financial aid office is available to answer any questions that you may have on completing the form.  Always go back online in three to four days to check the status of the completed FAFSA to see if there are any corrections that need to be made or if there are any other issues to resolve. 
College Goal Sunday will be held January 30 at ECTC to help students and their families complete the 2011-2012 FAFSA, which will determine eligibility for aid for the 2011-2012 school year.  It will not be available until January 2011. 

“Ask ECTC” answers questions about college commonly asked by high school students and adults.  If you have specific questions about your situation, contact Elizabethtown Community and Technical College at one of the following numbers.  If you have a question you’d like to see answered in this column, please send it to: maryjo.king@kctcs.edu