Application and Admission Requirements

  • Who May Apply to Attend BCTC?

    Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 who reside in any of the 16 participating school districts may apply to attend BCTC. Students must complete the BCTC application process to be considered for admission and may obtain an application booklet from the school counselors at their school, or by contacting the BCTC Student Services Office at either campus. Students must complete the application and return it to their counselor as a first step in the application process. Please refer to the "Application Deadline" section below. A "read only" copy of the application is shown below for your reference.  Please note that you can NOT print the application from this website.  You must obtain the official application from the guidance office counselor at your school district.

    How is Admission Granted?

    Enrollment at BCTC is limited, therefore, each applicant is evaluated based on the information provided in the application with the most qualified applicants granted admission until all openings in that program are filled. The remaining applicants are then placed on a waiting list for potential placement as openings occur in those programs. A grade report and 8th grade PSSA scores (if applicable) and/or keystone scores must be submitted with the application package to be considered for admission.  Applications from students with exceptionalities or disabilities will be received, processed, and responded to in the same manner as all other applications. Final selection of all students is contingent upon the final approval of the participating sending school district.

    If You Don’t Attend Public School

    Students who live in Berks County and attend parochial schools,  private schools or are home-schooled are also welcome to attend BCTC. These students need to contact the superintendent’s office of the school district in which they reside to obtain enrollment procedures.  With authorization from their Cyber or Charter School, high school students who attend these schools may apply to BCTC.  Those students should contact the Business Manager at BCTC to start the process.

    Application Deadline!

    Since there are a limited number of openings each year, students should have their application on file at a BCTC campus by the second Friday in December for the next school year. Late applications will be considered on a space available basis.