Apply to Volkswagen Academy

General Program Information

  • Students are admitted once a year into the fall term
  • Twelve students will be selected for each class through a competitive admissions process
  • Applications accepted from January through July 15th (classes may fill before July 15)
  • No previous college classes are required
  • Courses are taught during the day
  • Cost affordable and paid on-the-job-training (OJT) at the Volkswagen assembly plant
  • Financial aid is available
  • Associate of Applied Science degree
  • Dual education system based on German curriculum and Volkswagen global standards
  • German certification through the German American Chamber of Commerce
  • Conditional job offer from Volkswagen upon successful completion of the program

Mechatronics Systems Applicants Must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at the college level in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Pass a drug test and a background check (paid by Volkswagen)
  • Pass a Volkswagen assessment test
  • Be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Be able to clearly distinguish colors (required for electrical component)
  • Interview with the selection committee
  • Commit to complete the three year program

Steps to Apply

  1. Attend an Information Session
  2. Apply for admission - Apply to the College and Apply to the program
  3. Apply for financial aid
  4. Take the COMPASS Diagnostic test
  5. Interview with the Mechatronics Systems Admissions Committee and complete a Mechanical Aptitude Test
  6. Submit a drug test and background check
  7. See an academic advisor in the Engineering Technology Division and pre-register for class
  8. Obtain credentials: Student ID and Parking Permit

For more detailed information about the application process, please view the program packet: