Prior to enrollment, an aptitude test is administered to all applicants by our staff. In addition, the school director and/or staff will conduct a personal interview with each applicant to determine commitment, motivation, ultimate placement potential and appropriateness for enrollment in the school and educational programs.

Enrollment Application Schedule

Application for enrollment should be made at least one month before the beginning of each course. Although aptitude tests are generally scheduled weekly, applicants are urged to apply well in advance of the beginning of the scheduled course to ensure that testing, evaluation and a personal interview can be completed in time.

Equal Opportunity

COPE does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, color or national origin.

Credits for Previous Educational Training

Where appropriate, students may receive credit for previous training provided they can show skills commensurate with that training through proper tests and evaluation of their abilities or acceptable documentation. Such credit will be granted at the discretion of the school administration.

Unit of Credit

COPE Institute does not issue credits. However, the American Council on Education (ACE) has determined that transfer colleges may consider 21 credits for students who graduate from our COPE Institue’s Jr. Accounting course.  Any actual credits transferred, however, are entirely up to the college or university at which the student wishes to consider for his or her education.


Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner, which is not disturbing to their fellow students or disruptive of the school scheduling and administration. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the school premises or in the building. 

Dress Code

COPE requires students to come to school in clothing appropriate for the business environment. As such, sport clothes, shorts, tee shirts, jeans, low cut clothing and any other inappropriate clothing are not acceptable on the school’s premises. Students who do not dress properly may be reprimanded, suspended or even expelled if they do not respond to notices from the school administration.