Admissions Policies

General Notice Regarding Availability of Eligible Programs Individuals interested in training programs other than those offered by the Illinois Manufacturing Foundation (IMF) may consult the Illinois Workforce Development System (IWDS) at https://iwds.dceo.illinois.gov/iwds/iwdshome.html

General Entrance Requirements



To be accepted into one of our programs, an applicant must:

Requirement One

Attend an Orientation.

Requirement Two

Complete Application for Admission.

Requirement three

Have attained 18th birthday at the time of enrollment.

 


Requirement Four*

Be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.

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Requirement Five

Attain Training Skill Category score of 35 or higher as measured by Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test, or receive a waiver from the Program Director for the program of choice.

Requirement Six

Successfully complete an interview with school staff.

 

Requirement Seven

Score at the 9.0 Grade Level on Reading and Math as measured by the Test of Adult and Basic Education (TABE), or receive a waiver from the Program Director for the program of choice.

Requirement eight

Meet selective service requirements, if applicable.

Requirement nine

If the student is eligible to use federal, state, or city grant funds to pay tuition, the student must comply with all requirements of the source of tuition funding.

*Details on Requirement Four

– Verification in the form of a high school transcript and diploma or a GED certificate is required.
  – Individuals who do not have a high school transcript and diploma or a GED certificate must demonstrate an ability to benefit from training by successfully meeting     requirements 6 and 7 .
  – Individuals, who successfully meet requirements 6 and 7 may be admitted with the approval of IMF’s Director of Training.

Admission Procedure

Results of the candidate’s Application for Admission, general and special assessments, and interviews will be evaluated by an Admissions Committee. Candidates will be notified in writing of their acceptance in the program. The candidate may discuss his/her evaluation results with an Admissions staff person. IMF reserves the right to make the final determination for acceptance into the program.

Open Entry Start Policy

Students may be placed in a class operating under the Open Entry Start Policy after the first day of class provided that such students show evidence that they can master the competency-based instructional methods in that class by:
 A. Taking and successfully passing examinations in the competency subject areas, or
 B. Presenting official transcripts from other institutions showing satisfactory completion of the subject matter in that other institution, or
 C. Presenting the Program Director with evidence of work experience, attested to by a former employer, of the student’s knowledge of the subject area(s).