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: We do not offer night, weekend or online classes. We are a full-day, 20-week program. 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:

In lieu of attending an on-campus information session due to COVID-19 concerns, the first step is to watch this video:

Prospective GED students:

In lieu of attending an on-campus information session due to COVID-19 concerns, the first step is to watch this video:

All prospective students:

1) Once you have finished watching the video for your intended program, please fill out this form.

2) To apply, prospective vocational and GED program students should fill out an application form here.
This is a fillable form. To save your changes, you might need a password: Admissions 2020 Otherwise, just save like you would save any document to your desktop.

3) Once the application is filled out and saved, please email it to Sharon Shelton.

Still have questions? Check out this brochure or contact Sharon Shelton.

Step 1

***PLEASE NOTE: All on-campus information sessions are currently suspended as we determine how to best proceed in the face of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns.***

Attend an information session. Information Sessions are offered at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at Summit Academy OIC and take approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Summit Academy OIC
935 Olson Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Visit the map for directions

During the information session:

You will get an in-depth understanding of the programs that Summit offers.

You may discuss program options with Enrollment staff.

You can get started on your next Enrollment steps, including submission of your application.

Step 2

Turn in your application (you can turn it in at the info session) to enroll in the program of your choosing at the time of your choosing.

  • Classes start every 10 weeks and class times are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    IT Phase II: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Step 3

Take the Entrance Exam. You will have the option to take the exam right after the Wednesday information session. 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.

Step 4

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 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

Step 5

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.