Application Process

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Application Process

If you have questions about a program please contact the program instructor.  Contact information is found on the individual program pages.  Some programs have additional applications that must be completed before acceptance into a program. Go to the individual adult program pages for additional applications and requirements.

1. Complete the adult application request form found above.
2. Mail your non-refundable application fee to Carver.
  $40 - Application fee for all adult programs.
  **Include your name and requested program on the memo line.**
  Make check/money order out to:
Carver Career and Technical Education Center

  Mail check to:

Carver Career and Technical Education Center

  4799 Midland Driver

  Charleston, WV 25306

3. The instructor will contact you after the application request fee has been received to complete the application process for that specific program.

4. Take your program’s entrance exam and achieve the minimum score for entry or meet the individual program entry requirements.
5. Be accepted into the program.
6. Complete the corresponding FAFSA for your start date, and submit Carver as your attending school. Carver’s FAFSA code is 014060. Website:
  •     Carver offers GRANT funding for those who qualify.
  •     Carver does not participate in Federal Student Loans and will not Certify a Federal Guarantee Loan.
  •     It is the student’s responsibility to obtain a private loan if necessary.
  •     On the FAFSA site, there is a Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to obtain Federal tax information.
  •     Tax transcripts can be requested by calling 844.545.5640 or by visiting the local IRS Office: 161 Court Street, Charleston, WV.
7. Receive valid SAR (Student Aid Report) from FAFSA (Required before registering at Carver)
  •     This is the student’s responsibility and it takes 5-7 days from the date it is submitted online. 
8. Register in the Financial Aid office at Carver.
  • Once accepted, pay a $100 processing fee to Carver. (See your individual program handbook for additional fees).
  • Have your original High School Diploma, GED and/or transcripts of previous credits sent to Carver.
  • Provide proof of Selective Service Registration Number.
  • Provide photo ID.
9. Verify payment status with Financial Aid and make arrangements to pay any outstanding balance.
  • If a prospective student has a loan in default status, you are not able to receive Title IV aid.
  • Full-time programs have payment plans for students that are self-pay.
  • Part-time programs require full payment at registration if self-pay.
    *If you are a self-pay student, the only payments we accept are cash, check or money order.
  • Exact payment amounts only (No change is available).
  • The first payment must be paid before the start of class.
10. Start class on the date specified by your program.
11. Maintain good academic, behavioral, and financial status.

Students may be removed from class for failure to maintain these standards.
  •      The academic standards of the school and your program.
  •     The attendance standards of the school and your program.
  •     The behavioral standards of the school and your program.
  •     The financial requirements of the school and your program.
  •     See the Carver Adult Student Handbook and your program handbook for more information.

*If you have questions regarding financial aid, please call Carver and ask for the Financial Aid office at 348-1965 X106.

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