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Admissions FAQ

At Summit College you will find powerful instruction that will prepare you with the right abilities to launch a successful career in the field you choose. We offer a diverse range of programs in business, trade and technical and allied health fields, with various schedule options as an added convenience—everything to bring your big career dreams a step closer.

If you have questions about the admissions process, here is a list of frequently asked questions to help you. In case your question is not here, you can always contact Summit College.

Do I need a SAT score?
No. None of our programs require SAT scores or any other college entrance exam.
Do I need to have a high school diploma?
High school diplomas are required for admission to the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program and the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program. All other programs may enroll individuals without a high school diploma or GED providing the student is also enrolled in our high school completion – “Eligible Career Pathways” program.
Do you have financial aid programs?
Yes. We have financial aid programs for many of our career classes.
Do you offer evening classes?
Yes. We offer a variety of evening classes at both campuses.
How do I choose the right career?
Choosing the right career is important for your quality of life and fulfillment. Summit College’s Admission Advisors are here to assist you as you make your career choice. They give you guidance based on your strengths, financial potential, academic expectations, personality and more. Taking a holistic approach to career matching will help you feel more confident that you’ve chosen the right career.
How do I enroll?
You have a few options. 1. Fill out the contact form and one of our Admission Advisors will contact you shortly. 2. Call 1-888-497-3382 to speak directly with an Admission Advisor. 3. Apply online using our quick and easy online application.
How long will it take to graduate?
This will vary depending on several factors. For instance, do you want to enroll in a full-time or part-time program? Do you prefer day or evening classes? At Summit, you can tailor your program around your schedule. Our Admission Advisors can answer any questions you have about program length and scheduling.
How many career programs are available?
We offer a diverse set of programs in Healthcare, Skilled Trades and Business. These include Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) , Dental Assistant, Electronic Health Records/Coding, Medical Assistant Clinical and Administrative, Welding, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC), Electrician and Payroll, AP/AR and Human Resources. Note- not all programs offered at all campuses.
How much will it cost?
Tuition varies by program. Summit College is authorized to administer federal loans, Title IV grants and private loans to qualified students. The best way for you to find out whether you qualify for financial aid and for which programs is to speak with one of our financial aid advisors. To make an appointment to speak with a financial aid advisor call 1-888-497-3382.
Should I become an LVN or RN?
As you decide between becoming an LVN or RN, consider your immediate financial needs and how long you want to train before working. Our LVN day program can be completed in about a year. RN programs can take up to four years to complete. If your ultimate goal is to be an RN, but you can’t afford to be out of work for as long as it takes to earn the license, there are RN programs that are designed specifically for working LVN’s, so that you could work and earn money while you’re attaining your RN license.
What kind of salary can I expect?
The salary you can expect depends on which career program you choose. You can speak with one of our Admission Advisors to get more insight on which program best suits your skills and interests and what the corresponding salaries are.
Where are your campuses located?
We have campuses in Colton (Main), El Cajon and Santa Ana CA: 411 N Marshall, El Cajon, CA 92020; 851 S. Cooley Dr West, Colton, CA 92324; 1639 E Edinger, Santa Ana, CA 92705.
Will you help me find a job?
Yes. Our placement department will assist you with your career development from start to finish. To learn what types of jobs or income you can expect when you graduate contact us today at 1-888-497-3382.