Marion Technical College will admit students who do not have a high school diploma, the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, or who have not completed secondary school education in a homeschool setting, on an Ability-to-Benefit basis in cases where all requirements are met as defined in section 484 (d) (2) of the HEA. Ability-to-Benefit implies that an individual student is able to perform the work required in a program of study and that the student will benefit from participation in such program.
Ability-to-Benefit Application and Enrollment Procedure
An individual who applies to a program under the Ability-to-Benefit provision must take the following steps:
- Schedule the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) in the Student Services department.
- Once the prospective student has received the results of their assessment, and has a completed application they will set up an appointment for an interview with the guidance and career counselor, and/or program personnel.
- After acceptance into a program, the instructor of the program will provide periodic reports of student progress in each occupational completion point to the Program Coordinator/Manager.
- A copy of all reports and records pertaining to an Ability-to-Benefit student will be maintained by the Student Services Department.
- If the student is in need of additional skill remediation services, the Guidance Counselor will work with the student to secure tutoring and/or additional assistance as needed.
- The Guidance Counselor will be responsible to set up an exit interview with the Ability-to-Benefit student(s) to evaluate the procedures used for admission and monitoring of student achievement and seek suggestions for improving service to future students.