Application Process

Please note: Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology requires that all students are a resident of the state of Pennsylvania and have established residency for a minimum of one year when they officially begin classes, with the exception of veterans who may not be Pennsylvania residents. The college will accept proof of residency in the following forms. Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Pennsylvania vehicle registration, graduation from PA HS within the last 12 months, Pennsylvania ID card, lease or mortgage statement.

  1. Minimum high school GPA of a 2.0 or higher required to be considered for admission.
  2. Submit a nonrefundable application fee of $45. This fee may be submitted after you complete your online application.
  3. Submit an official high school transcript or proof of GED. We require that all students possess a high school diploma or GED prior to starting classes.
    • Documents may be sent via the following methods – mail, email or digital drop box.
      • For mailing – Thaddeus Stevens College c/o Admissions Office 750 E. King St. Lancaster, PA 17602
      • For email –
      • For digital drop box – See the Apply Quick Links on the right hand side of this page.
  4. If applicable, please submit SAT/ACT scores and/or transcript from previous college coursework.
    • If submitting SAT scores, please find our benchmarks below 


      Junior year

      Senior year


      510 +

      530 +


      460 +

      480 +

    • Meeting these benchmarks could potentially eliminate the need for an applicant to complete our required entrance exam.
    • If submitting ACT scores, please contact Stacy Scott at 717-391-6940 or
    • If submitting a college transcript, please request an official copy from your previous college/institution.

For students with IEP documentation, please contact our Counseling and Disability Coordinator, Debra Schuch, during the application process.


General Fall Application

Early Enrollment 



For those re-applying or if you have attended TSCT previously



 Skill Up Fast 
Short-Term Programs
 Dual Enrollment
College Credits at Participating High Schools

Once all of the items above are submitted, further communication will follow regarding the next steps in the process.


Important dates to keep in mind:

First Round of Decisions: January 31, 2020

  • All required application materials and entrance exam testing (if required/and requested) must be completed by January 24, 2020.

Second Round of Decisions: March 31, 2020

  • All required application materials and entrance exam testing (if required/and requested) must be completed by March 24, 2020.

After March 31, 2020 applications will be continuously reviewed and applicants will be notified of their status.  The application process will close on June 30, 2020.

Please note that the dates above are deadlines for enrollment decisions. Any offers of admissions will follow.

If applicants are curious about their status during the application process, more information can be found on their MyStevens applicant portal after they apply.