Admission Requirements

The School admits, as students, applicants having an

  • Acceptable high school diploma and or Official High School Transcript listing date of Graduation or
  • General Educational Development (GED), HiSet, TASC or recognized equivalent or
  • National or Regional accredited college transcript that contains the name and date of high school graduation. or
  • Foreign high school documentation requires interpretation in order to validate.
  • Students who have completed Home School are required to submit a copy of the curriculum used for completing their high school education. Or
  • Be beyond the compulsory age of attendance as set by the State of Texas and demonstrate the ability to benefit from training as determined by an independently administered Wonderlic Basic Skills Test. Prospective students obtain a minimum score on the exam to meet this requirement.  Minimum scores are as follows:

Verbal – 200                       Quantitative –210


CCEI reserves the right to decline any high school diploma, transcript or equivalency documentation it deems as unacceptable.


Admission Procedures

Persons desiring to apply to CCEI should contact the School and speak with one of its Admissions Representatives. Prior to being accepted, an applicant must:

  • Complete an interview with an admission representative
  • Take a Tour of the School
  • Meet with a Financial Officer to secure arrangements if required for payment of the desired program of study
  • Meet with an Admission Representative, to complete an enrollment agreement and required forms

A student is officially enrolled upon completion of all admission requirements and the enrollment agreement is fully-executed (signed by the applicant and the School Official or their designee). An applicant may register at any time, but may only begin classes on the specified start date or no later than the allowable start period defined by the schools governing agencies and as outlined on the enrollment agreement. Classes may have a limited enrollment.


Credit for Previous Training

The school maintains a record of the previous education and training of each student. All requests for exemption or credit must be submitted prior to the start of training. New students, which includes students transferring from another institution, may request exemption from courses based on previous postsecondary education and training. Transcripts from other nationally and/or regionally accredited schools and colleges may be submitted for credit. Credit may be given for related courses taken at a different institution must have been completed within the last 5 years with an earned grade of a “C” or above. Transfer of credit will be limited to enrollment at Cameron County Education Initiative Inc. and an official transcript must be presented prior to starting school. The Executive Director or his/her designee will determine what credit is to be given. Credit is limited to no more than 50% of the total Cameron County Education Initiative Inc. program, and certain classes may not be eligible for credit.  If the training program is shortened, the program cost will be reduced accordingly.


Non-Discrimination Policy and Americans with Disabilities Act

Cameron County Education Initiative Inc. does not discriminate in admission or access to our programs on the basis of age, race, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation or national origin. If the student would like to request academic adjustment or auxiliary aids, contact the Executive Director. The student may request academic adjustments or auxiliary aids at any time. The Executive Director, working with Human Resources and Compliance departments, is responsible for coordinating compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants, who are persons with disabilities, as defined in paragraph 104.3(j) of the regulation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, may apply for admittance into the program.  CCEI will work with the applicant or student to determine whether reasonable accommodations can be effective and/or available. Any qualified individual with a disability requesting an accommodation or auxiliary aid or service should follow this procedure:

  1. Notify the Executive Director in writing of the type of accommodation needed, date needed, documentation of the nature and extent of the disability, and of the need for the accommodation or auxiliary aid. The request should be made at least four weeks in advance of the date needed. The Executive Director has a form (ADA Request for Reasonable Accommodation) which should accompany your request.
  2. The Executive Director will, as soon as reasonably possible after receiving the request, make a determination.
  3. If the student would like to appeal the Executive Director’s decision, please contact the Vice President (956)641-4800, to request an appeal review of all previously submitted documentation and the Executive Director’s decision.

Appeals must be submitted within one week of the date of the Executive Director’s response.