Admissions Criteria

  • The following prerequisite chart should be referenced when applying for Tech to determine a student’s eligibility. Because acceptance is ongoing during the school year, the entry requirements shift to ensure applicants remain on track with their core graduation requirements. 

    Tech is a competitive entry school. All applications are scored against a rubric that considers a student's grades, attendance, and behavior record. Acceptance rounds are held throughout the year beginning in October and students can follow their application status through our EnrollTrack portal.

    Because North Tech is the career and technical education provider for all high schools in North County, early application is strongly encouraged.

  • Some programs have extra criteria to meet in addition to those listed below. Visit the programs page of our website to learn more about the prerequisites for individual programs.

      At time of application prior to end of first semester At time of application prior to end of school year At time of enrollment
    TO BE A TECH SOPHOMORE Not applicable Minimum of 2.5 total credits: of those, 1.5 must be core credits

    Minimum of 5 total credits; of those, 3 must be core credits (.5 must be in Communication Arts/English)

    TO BE A TECH JUNIOR

    Minimum of 5 total credits; of those, 3 must be core credits (.5 must be in Communication Arts/English)

    Minimum of 7 total credits; of those, 5 must be core credits (1 must be in Communication Arts/English)

    Minimum of 10 total credits; of those, 7 must be core credits (1.5 must be in Communication Arts/English)

    TO BE A TECH SENIOR

    Minimum of 10 total credits; of those, 7 must be core credits (1.5 must be in Communication Arts/English)

    Minimum of 12.5 total credits; of those, 9.5 must be core credits (2 must be in Communication Arts/English)

    Minimum of 17 total credits; of those, 11 must be core credits (2.5 must be in Communication Arts/English)