Admissions - Summit Academy OIC


No Out-Of-Pocket Cost

Who is the right fit?

Summit Academy OIC is actively looking for motivated adults who need and want training and a career in the fields of Information Technology, Construction, and Healthcare.

You could have a little or a lot of experience in any of these industries, but you’re looking for the professional training and network to move ahead in your career. Our faculty has experience instructing students in both categories.  

Please note: All vocational programs are a combination of online and on-campus learning and are 20 weeks in length. The GED program is currently online only. Assistance may be available to students who need to acquire the technology necessary for success in their program of interest. Please let us know your needs during the enrollment process. We do not offer campus housing.

What are the benefits of Summit’s programs?

20-week program

Summit Academy’s training programs will equip you with the skills to begin a career in just 20 weeks. Our goal is to get you to work as quickly as possible and start earning a family-sustaining wage.

No payments

At Summit, you will make NO tuition payments and you will not need to take out any student loans. We work to ensure your tuition is paid for entirely by grants, scholarships and contracts. We believe your paychecks should go into your bank account, not to student loans.

Career Services

We advocate for you and work with you to help place you in a career with a family-supporting wage. Our Career Services department partners with you at the beginning of the program and you will have access to their services for life as a Summit graduate.


Prospective vocational students:

Step 1: Watch this video.
Step 2: Fill out the application form.
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application, schedule your entrance test by calling 612-377-0150

Prospective GED students:

Step 1: Watch this video.
Step 2: Fill out the application form.
Step 3: Complete the ABE student intake form
Step 4
: Once you have submitted both the application and ABE student intake form, schedule your entrance test by calling 612-377-0150


Check out this brochure or contact Sharon Shelton or Bryan Asberry in Admissions.


Entrance exam

After sending in your application, call 612-377-0150 to schedule your Entrance Exam. The entrance exam lets you know if you are ready to keep up with classes when they begin. You must meet the minimum scores, but don’t worry!

  • If you’ve taken either the Accuplacer or the TABE test, feel free to submit your scores to determine if you already have qualifying scores for your program of choice.
  • You may make multiple attempts. Test preparation and tutoring is available for future students.
  • Tests vary based on your program of interest.

Complete the FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet with a Financial Aid advisor. Your Financial Aid Coordinator will ensure you do not pay any tuition out of your own pocket and you will not have any student loans.

For this appointment you must bring the following:

  • FAFSA form completed online 3 business day prior to appointment. This is used to determine your eligibility for financial aid. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information.
  • Picture ID
  • Our GED program does not require FAFSA

Attend Orientation

Attend New Student Orientation before classes begin.

  • You will receive your New Student Materials, such as a map of campus, parking passes, etc. Meet your Advisor and Program staff, meet your future classmates, and learn more about resources available to Summit students.

One more thing…

Students are required to have earned a high school diploma or GED (transcripts must be made available if requested).
Summit’s GED Training Program is available for students without a GED or high school diploma.