Forrest College seeks to enroll students who are motivated to learn and achieve and who have a genuine interest in furthering their education and advancing their career goals.

Academic qualifications are important, but as important are the motivation and interests of the applicant. We work with our applicants to match what programs we offer to their personal and career objectives.

Those applying for admission to degree or diploma programs must have, at a minimum, an earned high school diploma or an equivalency certificate (GED) recognized by the granting state. It is the responsibility of the applicant to furnish proof of compliance with this requirement.

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Complete an application for admission and pay a non- refundable application fee of $25
  • *Provide evidence of graduation from high school or its equivalent (GED) from a U.S. Department of Education approved program.
  • Complete preliminary evaluations that may include a personal interview with a program coordinator
  • Complete satisfactory financial arrangements

While the basic admission requirement to the College is a high school diploma or the equivalent (approved by the U.S. Department of Education), certain programs of study may have some additional requirements depending upon the area of study in which the applicant is interested.

Each applicant is given individual consideration for admission. If there is a question as to the applicant’s readiness or motivation, the applicant may be required to interview with the Admissions Committee. An applicant is refused admission if, in the judgment of the Admissions Committee, the College is not able to meet the learning needs or the professional ambitions of an individual. The Admissions Committee notifies all applicants of acceptance or non-acceptance. The Admissions Committee is composed of the Academic Dean, Program Coordinators, the Finance and Records Office Coordinator, Admissions Officers, and others as determined by the administration of the College.  The Academic Dean serves as the chair of the Admissions Committee.

A student not currently enrolled at Forrest College may register for a class as a single subject student. Single subject students are those who do not intend to complete a program of study. All single subject students must meet all entrance requirements. They may register for any course offered by Forrest College provided that they have taken the necessary prerequisite(s) for the course, unless they choose to audit the course or unless they have obtained permission of the instructor. Single subject students are expected to pay all fees and tuition prior to the start of their class.

Any student who has been withdrawn from the College and desires to return must reapply for admission. A new application fee is charged for any student reapplying beyond 6 months of withdrawal.  Each re-entering student will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee to determine their suitability for re-entry based on academic history, general conduct, and the meeting of prior financial obligations. In some instances, the applicant will be requested to appear before the Admissions Committee to state his/her case for re-entry. Applicants will be notified of the decision of the Admissions Committee regarding re-admission.
Midterm admission provides the opportunity to complete 10-12 weeks of study in 5 or 6 weeks and allows industrious students the opportunity to get a head start in completing their programs.