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We hope you choose to explore everything Mountwest has to offer. Whether you choose to attend full-time or part-time, days or evenings, on campus or online, Mountwest is here to help you make the most of your college experience. For questions about the admissions process, contact our Office of Student Services at 304-710-3060, toll free at 866-676-5533 or

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Admissions Policy

Mountwest Community & Technical College adheres to an open admissions policy as outlined in Title 135 Procedural Rule, West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, Series 23, Standards and Procedures for Undergraduate Admissions at Community and Technical Colleges.  It is the intent of this policy that everyone shall have access to higher educational opportunities commensurate with their interests and abilities. 

  • Admission to community and technical colleges is open to any person age eighteen or older and able to benefit from study at the community college level.
  • Those who possess a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED)/TASC equivalency.  This is a requirement if any applicant intends to apply for Federal Financial Aid.


General Admission Information:

Applicants should contact the Mountwest Community & Technical College Office of Admission for application information.  Applicants may download or apply online at  Printed application should be mailed to:

Mountwest Community and Technical College

One Mountwest Way

Huntington, WV 25701

An individual may enroll as a non-degree-seeking student to take courses for personal or professional enrichment.

Being admitted to Mountwest does not guarantee that applicants will be accepted into all associate or certificate programs.  Some programs have additional admissions requirements. 

To receive financial aid, an individual must be admitted as a degree-seeking student and have official high school transcripts or GED/TASC scores on file with the Office of Admissions. 


Board Policy 

Regular admission to Mountwest Community and Technical College is open to any person who has a high school diploma or meets General Educational Development (GED)/TASC requirements.

  • Persons not holding a high school diploma or GED/TASC who demonstrate an ability to benefit from post secondary education may be admitted.  Neither regular nor conditional admission shall ensure the entry of applicants into specific programs.
  • High school transcripts or equivalent may be required to be on file for each incoming freshman who is registered in an undergraduate certificate or degree program, and who has graduated from high school within five years for financial aid purposes.  Such transcripts shall be on file with the institution prior to eligibility for financial aid.
  • Transfer students desiring to apply transfer credits must supply the institution with official transcripts reflecting all previous college work from a regionally accredited institution.  Receipt of transcripts will not discriminate against admission.
  • Control and administration of this policy rests with the Office of Student Services.


Students Seeking Readmission

Students who have not attended Mountwest Community & Technical College during the past 12 months are required to apply for readmission.  The application for admissions can be completed for readmissions at

There is no fee for applying for readmisson and the application is normally processed within 3 business days.  However, if a student has attended another college since last attending Mountwest Community & Technical College, the student must reapply as a transfer student as outlined in the Transfer Policy below.


Transfer Policy

College level course credits earned at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions can be transferred to Mountwest Community and Technical College.  Transfer credit is subject to the approval of the Division Dean in which the student matriculates, and with the following provisions:

  • Mountwest Community & Technical College must receive official transcripts of all college level work completed at other regionally accredited colleges before formal transfer credit will be awarded.  Grades earned at other institutions will not be entered into the cumulative grade point average (GPA) at Mountwest Community and Technical College.  
  • Courses in which a grade of “C” or higher is earned are transferable for credit if coursework is relevant to the student’s program at Mountwest Community and Technical College with the approval of the Division Dean.
  • Credits earned at foreign post secondary institutions may also be transferred, subject to review and approval of the Dean of the Division in which the student matriculates.  Students applying for foreign credit transfer must submit an official evaluation of foreign educational credentials from an accredited evaluation agency.
  • Transfer students are required to complete their academic residency requirement prior to graduation.
  • The transfer evaluation is base don the declared major of the student.

Students who transfer to Mountwest Community & Technical College must complete at least their most recent 15 credit hours at Mountwest Community & Technical College to obtain an associate degree, or their most recent 6 credit hours at Mountwest Community and Technical College to obtain a certificate degree.

Mountwest Community & Technical College reserves the right to suspend or expel any student who misrepresents the truth on any admissions document.


Early Entry High School Students

High school students may enroll in courses at Mountwest Community & Technical College provided they meet course prerequisites and the following requirements:

  • Complete a consent form signed by the high school principal or counselor and parent/guardian.
  • Submit a completed Mountwest Admissions Application.
  • Have a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Provide a preliminary high school transcript.


Programs with Specific Admission Requirements

The following degree programs have either limited admissions or selective admission requirements.  For more information about admission requirements contact the Dean of the program.

    • Physical Therapist Assistant Program:

Students seeking admission into the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Mountwest Community and Technical College may arrange an appointment with the program faculty prior to submitting the application packet.  This is to ensure that students receive current information regarding the program admission requirements and the criteria for selection.

  • Application packets are availabe after November 15 from the Career & Technical Division, Room 455.
  • Application deadline is March 15.
  • Applications are valid only for the noted academic year.
    • Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology (Collins Career Center):

Each year there are 10 to 15 applicants accepted into each program.  Minimum requirements for consideration are:

  • Completion of an application between January 1 and May 31 for classes beginning the following January.  
  • High school diploma or successful completion of the GED or TASC.
  • Twelve (12) hours of general diagnostic radiographic shadowing completed at a qualifying medical institution.
  • A “C” or better in the following Mountwest Community & Technical College courses:
    • AH 151, AH 204, BIOL 257, BIOL 260, COM 125, ENL 11, MAT 145 and SCI 110
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours my be completed at Mountwest Community & Technical College.
  • Minimum ACT Composite score of 21 or successful completion of the pre-enterance (Work Keys) examination with a score of four in Locating Information, and five in both Applied Mathematics and Reading for Information.
  • High school and post secondary GPA are also weighted factors in the application process.  Points will be awarded for the following:
    • High school GPA of 3.0 or better
    • College GPA of 2.5 or better
    • Completion of College Chemistry and/or Psychology with a grade of “C” or better will be awarded additional points.
    • Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy (Collins Career Center):

The Respiratory Therapy Program has selective admissions each year.  A pre-entrance (WorkKeys) Exam or ACT score of 21 or higher is required for acceptance into the program.  Contact Collins Career Center at (704) 867-6641 to schedule the test.

  • The first 20-24 eligible applications received will be admitted in the program.
  • If admitted, students must complete 89 quarter hours of respiratory therapy courses at Collins Career Center.  As part of the 89 quarter hours, the student will be required to complete clinical practice rotations at area healthcare facilities.

NOTE: Applicants may be required to complete a criminal background check following program admission.  As some clinical sites require this information prior to placement, failure to do so will limit the applicant’s opportunities for clinical education and the type of learning experiences available.

    • AAS in CNC/Machinist Technology

Students must apply for admission to the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing and pass a mathematics test for machinist with a score of 70% or above.  Successful candidates will be invited for a personal interview.

    • AAS in Welding Technology

Students must apply for admissions to the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing and successful candidates will be invited for a personal interview.

    • Off Campus Programs:

Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Development:

All options are available only to students who have completed the Department of Labor Apprenticeship program.


Applying to Mountwest is just 3 easy steps!

  1. Complete and submit our Application for Admission
    or Apply Now online
  2. Have your high school and / or college transcripts and
    relevant test scores sent to:
    Admissions Office | Mountwest Community & Technical College
    One Mountwest Way | Huntington WV, 25701
  3. Apply for Financial Aid

Peer Coaches

At Mountwest, our peer coaches act as a liaison between new students and the institution. They are the friendly faces that help guide new students through the enrollment process from initial point of inquiry until registration.

Student Success Peer Coaches provide support for students, faculty and staff. They are a vital part of Mountwest’s three-tier model for student success—assisting faculty and counselors in COL 101 classes. Peer coaches also serve as recruitment representatives, or ambassadors, for the entire college, promoting our more than 50 programs and various support services.

Peer coaches assist with recruitment, high school visits, campus tours, commencement activities, special events, community service, speaking engagements and serve as role models and mentors to all students.

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