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Admission Requirements and Procedures

[Updated for Spring 2021 Semester]

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How to enroll in career and technical education programs
  • Prior to registration, all new students must complete the appraisal assessment with the exception of PT & LVN students.
    • PT & LVN students must complete the TABE assessment. Call (626) 934-2801 or view dates and information.
  • All students will receive an introduction to the basic rules and regulations of Hacienda La Puente Adult Education.
  • A program specific Orientation may also be required prior to registration. See the program of interest listing.
  • This is the first step to qualify and begin your vocational career training and education.

Policies & Procedures

  • Students must go to the Learning & Assessment Center (L.A.C.), in room #119, during scheduled appraisal times.
  • The appraisal test is free.
  • Space is limited.
  • Must be on time! Please note that prior to the start of a semester or new session, students are encouraged to come early due to reaching full capacity and staff being unable to accommodate all who require pre-registration assessment.
  • Plan on approximately 3 hours.
  • Students that do not meet the basic skill level requirement for a given training will be recommended to attend academic classes.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to enroll.
  • Sorry, childcare is not available.
  • Test time subject to change.
Free Training Benefits & Financial Aid
  • Are you between the ages of 18-24 years old with need of training?
  • Are you unemployed?
  • Are you low income?
  • Is your present company going out of business?
  • Are you a veteran?
  • Do you need job counseling?
  • Do you currently receive EDD benefits of any kind?
  • Have you exhausted your unemployment benefits?
  • Are you a foster child?
  • Are you working with the Department of Rehabilitation or Social Services?
  • Do you need re-training to enter a new profession?
  • I-train referrals website:

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions then you may be eligible for Free Training Benefits or Financial Aid.

Call the Workforce Development Center immediately! (626) 934-2850.

Plan ahead for spring 2021!

Apply Early to Secure Your Financial Aid & Enrollment!Piggy bank

Steps for Federal Student Aid & Determining Eligibility:
  1. Apply online by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to
  2. Allow a minimum of 3-5 days for the eSAR (Electronic Student Aid Report) to be received by the financial aid office.
  3. The following items will be needed to determine eligibility for Federal Student Aid:
    a. Valid CA Identification or Driver’s License
    b. Social Security Card
    c. Official sealed H.S. Transcript, diploma or State issued High School Equivalency Certificate (HSE)
    d. Review and printout of your 2020-21 eSAR (Electronic Student Aid Report). To obtain printout go to
    e. Bring items (A through E) to the financial aid office

Note: You may be required to verify your spouse and/or parent's income.

(Please remember that those who receive PELL grant may still have to pay a portion of the cost upon registration.)

*Please bring all documents to the Financial Aide Tech located in the Workforce Office.