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FAQ Group: Registration

Why do we need to take tests before we can start classes?

The pretests that you take before you start class help us place you in the right class. When you are placed in the right class, you will have a better chance of learning the skills you need to pass the exams. The posttests results are used to measure how much you have learned while in class. OIC is required to give you both a pretest and a posttest.

Why is it better that I enroll in Tri-County OIC programs and services than other nearby community-based organizations?

OIC has a long history of providing quality service to meet the needs of our students. There are many good community-based programs in the Harrisburg area. You should take some time to learn what each program has to offer before you decide which program is best for you. OIC staff will work with you so that you receive the best service here at OIC or at another quality service provider to meet your needs.

How long does it take to complete orientation?

Orientation takes about 4 hours to complete. (For English as a Second Language students, orientation takes about 1 ½ hours to complete.) During orientation you will learn about OIC services, take the pretest placement exams, and set up your class schedule. The orientation staff will l answer any questions that you may have about support services and additional training classes.

How do I get started?

Begin by clicking REGISTER. Once you submit your completed registration form, you will be invited to an information session. If you want to move on, you will be invited to an assessment (testing) session to determine your academic levels.

When can I start class?

After you attend an information session and complete a series of assessments (tests), you will able to begin class the following week.


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