Policy 5.1.1 —Admissions and Registration
Procedure 184.108.40.206 —General Admissions Procedures
Procedure 220.127.116.11 —High School Student Enrollment
Procedure 18.104.22.168 —Health Science Programs
Procedure 22.214.171.124 —Basic Law Enforcement Training
Procedure 126.96.36.199 —New Student Orientation
Policy 5.1.2 —Acceptance of Transfer Students/Credit
Policy 5.1.3 —Credit by Examination
Policy 5.1.4 —Financial Aid and Scholarship
The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or military status in any of its activities or operations.
I. Open Door Admissions
Except as otherwise specified herein, the College maintains an open-door admission policy to all applicants who are legal residents of the United States and who are high school graduates or are at least eighteen (18) years of age. The College shall not solicit or use information regarding the accreditation of a secondary school located in North Carolina that a person attended as a factor affecting admission to the College or to any program of study, loans, scholarships or other educational activity at the College unless the accreditation was not conducted by a State agency. For purposes of this Policy, the term “accreditation” shall include certification or any other similar approval process. Student admission processing and placement determination shall be performed by College officials.
Admission requirements for an emancipated minor shall be the same as for an applicant who is eighteen (18) years old or older. Non-emancipated minors may be admitted and allowed to attend the College pursuant to 1D SBCCC 200.95.
The open-door policy does not mean there are no restrictions on admission into specific College programs. Students shall be admitted into specific College programs when they demonstrate aptitude for these programs as determined by personal interest, academic background, placement tests and/or personal interviews. If an academic deficiency exists, applicants will be given an opportunity to remove the deficiency by taking preparatory work.
For more specific information regarding certain admissions criteria, see Procedure 188.8.131.52.
II. Admissions Denials
A. Basis for Denials
1. Suspension/Expulsion from another Educational Entity.
If the College suspends or expels a student for non-academic disciplinary purposes, the College shall record the suspension or expulsion in the student’s educational record. Upon receipt of a written request signed by the student and subject to all applicable privacy laws, the College shall, in accordance with the student’s request, inform other colleges and universities of the term and circumstances of the student’s non-academic disciplinary suspension or expulsion, if any. The College reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant during any period of time that the applicant is under a period of suspension or expulsion from another educational entity for non-academic disciplinary reasons.
2. Safety Concern.
The College reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant if it is necessary to protect the safety of the applicant or other individuals. When making a safety determination, the College may refuse admission to an applicant when there is an articulable, imminent and significant threat to the applicant or other individuals. When refusing admission based on safety concerns, the Registrar shall document:
a. Detailed facts supporting the rationale for denying admission;
b. The time period within which the refusal to admit shall be applicable and the supporting rationale for the designated time period; and
c. The conditions upon which the application was refused and if the applicant would be eligible to be admitted in the future.
3. Residency for Distance Learning.
The U.S. Department of Education regulation 600.9 State Authorization requires that if an institution is offering distance education in a state where it is not physically located, the institution must meet individual state requirements for offering distance or correspondence education within that state. The College participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary education.
Admission of applicants residing outside of North Carolina to an on-line degree, diploma, certificate program or individual on-line courses offered by the College is dependent on the College’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence. As a NC-SARA participating institution, the College is authorized to offer distance education courses in states that are also participating in NC-SARA.
State authorization does not affect the cost of attending the College. Tuition requirements, including those for out of-state students, still apply. This requirement does not apply to non-credit continuing education courses.
4. Undocumented Immigrants.
An undocumented immigrant is any immigrant who is not lawfully present in the United States. The College shall not admit undocumented immigrants unless all of the following conditions apply:
a. The undocumented immigrant attended and graduated from a United States public high school, private high school or home school that operates in compliance with State or local law.
b. The undocumented immigrant must comply with all federal and state laws concerning financial aid.
c. The individual shall not be considered a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes and must be charged out-of-state tuition regardless of whether the individual resides in North Carolina.
d. When considering whether to admit the individual into a specific program of study, the College shall take into account that federal law prohibits states from granting professional licenses to undocumented immigrants.
e. Students lawfully present in the United States shall have priority over any undocumented immigrant in any class or program of study when capacity limitations exist.
f. An admitted undocumented student will not be permitted to register for a class or program of study or be placed on a waiting list until the conclusion of the last published registration date for the term.
The College reserves the right to refuse readmission to a former student who has unsettled financial obligations at the College or who has not complied with previous disciplinary requirements. For readmission concerning Health Science Programs, see Procedure 184.108.40.206.
6. Criminal Justice Education and Training.
The College requires students enrolled in courses mandated under N.C.G.S. § 17C and 17E, the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission or the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and
Training Standards Commission to be sponsored by law enforcement agencies until completion of the program. The student must be sponsored by a law enforcement agency to be admitted into the program. Failure to have such sponsorship shall result in an admission’s denial.
7. Non-Criminal Justice Education and Training Firearm Courses.
Except for courses governed by Criminal Justice Education and Training, if the College has a program that requires students to possess a firearm, prior to admission, the student must provide proof of eligibility to possess firearms. For purposes of this Policy, “firearm” means a handgun, shotgun or rifle that expels a projectile by action of an explosion; “proof of eligibility” means: i) a current, valid State-issued permit to purchase a firearm; ii) a current, valid State-issued concealed carry permit from North Carolina; iii) a current, valid State-issued concealed carry permit from a state with a reciprocal concealed carry agreement with North Carolina; iv) proof of an exemption from permit requirements pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 14-415.25; or v) a background check to determine whether the applicant can lawfully possess a firearm in North Carolina pursuant to N.C.G.S. §§ 14-269.8; -404(c); -415.1; -415.3; and -415.25.
B. Appeal for Admissions Denials
If an applicant is denied admissions to the College for any of the reasons specified in Section II(A)(1)-(7), within five (5) calendar days following the receipt of the reasons specifying the denial, the applicant may file a written appeal with the Registrar for a reconsideration. The written appeal shall contain the applicant’s reasons why he/she should be admitted and shall include any supporting documentation. The Registrar shall also meet with the applicant and provide the applicant an opportunity to respond. Within ten (10) calendar days from receipt of the applicant’s written appeal, the Registrar shall make his/her determination and provide the applicant with a written response.
If the applicant does not agree with the Registrar’s determination, within five (5) calendar days following the receipt of the Registrar’s determination, the applicant may file a written appeal with the President. The President shall conduct an “on the record review” and shall make a determination within ten (10) calendar days after receipt of the applicant’s written appeal. The President’s decision is final.
Registration is complete when all fees are paid or deferred by the Business Office and the student is issued a receipt. It is the responsibility of the instructor to ensure that each of his/her students is actually attending the correct class and section number.
Adopted: January 8, 2020
Legal Reference: 1D SBCCC 200.95 and 400.2; NC Community College Written Memoranda
CC10-026 (issued 7/12/10)
Admission to the College does not guarantee immediate acceptance to the curriculum program
desired by the applicant. Admission to certain programs may have additional specific entrance
requirements. Students may have to complete basic skills or developmental level courses before
being accepted into their desired academic curriculum program.
The Vice President of Instruction and Student Services administers all admissions requirements and enforces all
College admission policies and procedures.
I. Curriculum Programs
A. Diploma and Degree Seeking Applicants
For curriculum diploma and degree seeking applicants, all applicants must:
1. Submit a completed application for admission.
2. Provide an official high school transcript or an official GED score from a regionally accredited institution. These transcripts must include the date the diploma was awarded, the type of diploma and have the institution’s official seal. It must be mailed or electronically transferred from the issuing institution or agency. Current applicants who are high school seniors should submit a transcript showing work through the end of the first semester of the senior year. A final official transcript must then be submitted upon high school graduation, and before enrollment, to be fully accepted. Applicants who have completed an associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution may submit college transcripts with conferred degree awarded in lieu of high school transcripts.
3. Complete the College’s placement test to determine if developmental courses are required before enrollment into college level math or English. If a student is placed into developmental English or math, these courses should be completed during the first two semesters of enrollment.
Placement test minimum scores (“cut scores”) are determined by the North Carolina Community Colleges Developmental English/Reading and Math Redesign committees and approved by the North Carolina Community College Board of Trustees. Cut scores are evaluated on an annual basis.
Test scores are considered valid for a period of five (5) years. When more than five (5) years passes between the time of placement testing and enrollment in applicable course, the student should retest.
Students who complete the College’s placement test are allowed on one retest session on the Reading and English assessment, WritePlacer essay or NC DAP math assessment per year within thirty (30) days of the initial test. Students will be placed according to the most recent test score or highest score obtained. Students who elect to retest will be charged a $5 fee per test. Students may not retest while enrolled in a pre-college course or after an unsuccessful completion of the course. Once students begin the precollege sequence, they must complete it as outlined in their educational plan prior to enrolling in the gateway English or math courses.
Students may waive the placement testing requirements under the following conditions:
a. Documentation of acceptable SAT or ACT scores. To be enrolled directly into first level curriculum English or math course, students would need to have a score of 500 on the applicable (Writing or Critical Reading, and/or Math) portion of the SAT, or a minimum of 18 on ACT English or 22 on ACT Reading, or a minimum of 22 on ACT Mathematics. SAT and ACT examinations must have been taken within the last three (3) years.
b. Results of NC-DAP placement tests taken at another North Carolina Community College System institution, which have been taken within the preceding five (5) years and meet the College’s scores.
c. Transfer credit.
d. Credit by examination.
4. Returning students who are eligible for readmission and who have not been enrolled at the College for two (2) academic semesters must submit a new admission’s application and update residency classification prior to registration. The student is required to meet the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of readmission according to the current College catalog.
Students who have been placed on academic or disciplinary suspension must fulfill the terms of their suspension before being considered for readmission. Students on disciplinary suspension must also submit a letter to the Vice President requesting readmission.
The College reserves the right to deny readmission to a former student, including a student who has unsettled financial obligations at the College or who has not complied with previous disciplinary requirements. All of the student’s debts to the College must be paid in full before registering for courses.
B. Non-Degree Seeking Applicants
Non-degree seeking students are those students who enroll in one or more courses but do not desire to graduate from one of the established curricula. The student may register for any course which is open to all students and does not require a prerequisite. However, if a student plans to register for a course that requires a prerequisite course, the student must submit an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution showing completion of this requirement with a grade of “C” or better prior to registering. An applicant who plans to enroll in mathematics and/or English courses must satisfactorily complete the College placement test requirement. Students may not register for courses in a program that has a waiting list or restricted admission (such as nursing).
Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid or veterans benefits nor are they permitted to earn any degree, diploma or certificate awarded by the College.
II. Continuing Education Programs
For applicants seeking admission to a continuing education program, all applicants must complete the College’s continuing education registration process and pay the applicable tuition and institutional fees.
III. Certificate Programs
For applicants seeking admission to a certificate program, all applicants must complete the College’s certificate program registration process and pay the applicable tuition and institutional fees. Students who change from certificate programs to diploma or associate degree programs must complete the additional requirements for admission to those programs.
IV. Provisional Admissions
In certain situations, an applicant may be provisionally accepted by the College and permitted to register prior to completion of all admissions requirements. Students who are admitted on a provisional basis must complete all admission requirements within the first semester of attendance. Failure to complete the provisional requirements could result in the student being denied continued admissions for the next semester.
Adopted: September 9, 2019
I. Enrollment of High School Students (non-degree seeking)
The College provides seamless opportunities for high school students to get a head start with their college education by enrolling in eligible pathways through Career and College Promise (“CCP”). Enrollment in identified courses is available to students enrolled in public and private schools (including home schools) through articulation agreements between the school system and the College and approved by the North Carolina Community College System Office.
II. CCP Overview CCP provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry‐level job skills. The College offers the following CCP pathways aligned with the K‐12 curriculum, career and college ready standards adopted by the State Board of Education:
A. College Transfer Pathway, leading to a college transfer certificate requiring the successful completion of thirty (30) semester hours of college transfer courses, including English and mathematics, for qualified high school students;
B. Career and Technical Education Pathway, leading to a certificate or diploma aligned with one or more high school Tech Prep Career Clusters;
C. Career and Technical Education – Workforce Continuing Education, leading to a State or industry recognized credential; and
D. Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway.
Tuition is waived for CCP students; however, all CCP students taking classes on-site at the College or online though the College, except for those in Cooperative Innovative High School Programs, must purchase their own textbooks and supplies required for their classes. Transportation for high school students will not be provided by the College.
The College will develop specific and uniform admission’s criteria and program requirements for CCP enrollment that comply with State Board of Community College regulations.
III. Continuing Education Courses for Minors
A minor, age 16 or 17, may enroll in continuing education course sections subject to the following conditions:
A. Minors shall not displace adult students.
B. Minors shall pay the registration fees associated with the course section except for cases where they meet eligibility requirements for a fee waiver.
For minors that are also enrolled in a high school, the College shall not designate Continuing Education course sections to provide partial or full credit towards meeting high school graduation requirements. Further, the College shall not offer Continuing Education course sections that are specifically scheduled for high school students except those that are part of an approved Workforce Continuing Education Career and College Promise Pathway or those that are self-supporting course sections.
IV. Exclusive College Programs for Minors
Except as provided above, the College cannot offer enrollment options for students who are under the age of sixteen (16) unless they have earned a high school diploma.
Adopted: April 21, 2021
Revised October 22, 2021
N.C. Session Law 2011-145, § 7.1A(a)-(l); Article 15, Part 9, Chapter 115C of the N.C.G.S. – Cooperative Innovative High School Programs; 1D SBCCC 200.95; 1D SBCCC 400.11; 1D SBCCC 300.4
I. Health Science Programs Admissions
All inquiries for admission into Health Science programs should be directed to the Admissions Office. Admission to a Health Science Program is a competitive process. Interested students are advised to attend an information session at least two semesters prior to their planned enrollment.
Students applying for admission into the Emergency Medical Science, Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy or Surgical Technology programs1 must:
A. Meet all general admissions requirements as outlined in College policy and procedures.
B. Complete any developmental course work with a “C” or higher before making application to a health science program.
C. Have cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher in related and general education course work for the health science program of interest.
D. Adhere to the submission timelines specified in the Health Science admissions procedure. Provisional approval may be offered to applicants based on fulfillment of all admission requirements and criteria by the specified deadline. Final approval for admission will be made by the appropriate Health Science Program Director.
II. Essential Functions Needed for Completing Health Science Programs
The following guidelines are utilized in admitting qualified students. The activities identified below are examples of physical and emotional activities which a student in the Health Science Program must be able to perform for the successful completion of the program. If an applicant believes that he or she cannot meet one or more of the standards without accommodation or modification, the applicant should consult Counseling and Career Services.
A. Critical thinking: Health Science students shall possess critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment.
Example: Students must be able to identify cause and effect relationships in clinical situations, develop or participate in development of nursing care plans.
B. Ethical behavior: Health Science students will provide services with respect for human dignity and uniqueness of the client unrestricted by consideration of social or economic status, personal attribute, or the nature of health problems.
Example: Students will care for clients assigned regardless of race, religion, or diagnosis.
C. Legal behavior: Health Science students will provide care within the scope of practice as stated in the NC NURSING PRACTICE ACT or guidelines for respiratory therapy, radiography and surgical technology.
Example: Students in the nursing program will learn to assess the patient’s physical and mental health.
D. Interpersonal skills: Health Science students shall possess interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, groups, etc. from a variety of psycho-social cultural backgrounds.
Example: Students shall establish rapport with clients and health care team members.
E. Communication skills: Health Science students shall possess communication abilities sufficient for verbal and nonverbal interaction with others.
Example: Students shall be able to explain treatment procedures to clients/family, document client responses, and report to other responses to nursing care.
F. Mobility: Health Science students shall possess physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces, stand and walk for extensive periods of time.
Example: Students will be able to move around in client’s room, move from room to room, move in small work areas, and administer CPR.
G. Motor skills: Health Science students shall possess gross and fine motor skills sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.
Example: Students shall be able to calibrate equipment, position clients, administer injections, insert catheters.
H. Hearing skills: Health Science students shall possess auditory ability sufficient to monitor health needs and collect data.
Example: Students shall be able to hear alarms, listen to heart and breath sounds, and hear a cry for help.
I. Visual skills: Health Science students shall possess visual ability sufficient for observation and data collection.
Example: Students shall be able to observe color of skin and read scale on a syringe. J. Tactile skills: Health Science students shall possess tactile ability sufficient for data collection.
Example: Students shall be able to detect pulsation and feel skin temperature.
K. Weight-bearing: Health Science students shall possess the ability to lift and manipulate/move 40-50 pounds.
Example: Students shall be able to move equipment, position patients.
III. Health Science Readmission
All inquiries for readmission to Health Science programs should be directed to the appropriate Dean2. Applicants applying for Health Science program readmission must meet all general admissions requirements as outlined in the College’s policies and procedures. Upon receipt of required documentation, all inquiries for readmission will be reviewed and determined by the Dean. Applicants must meet current admission requirements. All requests for readmission must adhere to the timelines specified in the Health Science admissions procedures.
Applicants seeking readmission within twelve (12) months of exiting a program must request readmission ninety (90) before the start of the semester for planned enrollment. Positions must be available in the class at the time of request for readmission, which will not require the hiring of additional instructional or clinical personnel.
Upon notification, applicants have the option to appeal their readmission denial within five (5) business days. The applicant must submit the appeal in writing to the Vice President for Student Services3. The Vice President will make a decision within five (5) business days and provide a decision in writing to the student. The decision of the Vice President is final.
Adopted: September 9, 2019
1 Remove or include other applicable programs
2 Or applicable Administrator.
3 Or applicable Administrator.
The North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (“BLET”) is a State accredited program designed to prepare entry level individuals with the cognitive and physical skills to become certified police officers and deputy sheriffs.
To be accepted into the College’s BLET program, students must meet the following criteria:
1. Must complete a BLET application.
2. Must be at least 20 years of age or older.
3. Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
4. Must be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency (high school diplomas earned through correspondence enrollment are not recognized toward educational requirements).
5. Must provide a medical examination report, properly completed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina, a physician’s assistant, or a nurse practitioner, to determine the applicant’s fitness to perform the essential job functions of a criminal justice officer.
6. Must take a standardized reading comprehension test and score at the tenth-grade level or higher within one year prior to entrance into the BLET program.
7. Must provide a certified criminal record check for local and state records for the time period since the applicant had become an adult and from all locations where the applicant has resided since becoming an adult. An Administrative Office of the Courts criminal record check or a comparable out-of-state criminal record check will satisfy this requirement.
8. Must have not been convicted of a felony or:
i. A crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years; or
ii. A crime or unlawful act defined as a “Class B misdemeanor” within the five year period prior to the date of application for employment unless the applicant intends to seek certification through the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission; or
iii. Four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as “Class B Misdemeanors” regardless of the date of conviction; or
iv. Four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as “Class A Misdemeanors” except the trainee may be enrolled if the last conviction occurred more than two years prior to the date of enrollment; or
v. A combination of four or more “Class A Misdemeanors” or “Class B Misdemeanors” regardless of the date of conviction unless the individual intends to seek certification through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
9. Every individual who is admitted as a trainee in the BLET program shall notify the BLET of all criminal offenses which the trainee is arrested for or charged with, pleads no contest to, pleads guilty to or is found guilty of, and all Domestic Violence Orders (N.C.G.S. § 50B) which are issued by a judicial official and which provide an opportunity for both parties to be present.
The notifications must be received by the College within thirty (30) days of the date the case was disposed of in court.
Adopted: September 9, 2019
Reference: NCDOJ Basic Law Enforcement Training
New Student Orientation is held each semester for new and returning students who have not been enrolled within the last year. The orientation is designed to help make the transition to College as smooth as possible. The orientation process is designed to accomplish the following:
A. Acquaint students with campus regulations;
B. Introduce students to key personnel on campus;
C. Advise students of college support services;
D. Provide academic information; and
E. Acquaint students with college survival skills.
Adopted: September 9, 2019
A. Course work transferred or accepted for credit toward an undergraduate degree must represent collegiate course work relevant to the degree with course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in the College’s undergraduate degree program.
B. Any such earned credit must meet the minimum College academic standards of a grade of “C” or better and must parallel the content of similar courses offered. The maximum amount of credit allowed to be transferred is seventy five percent (75%) of the College’s curriculum. Any course taken at a North Carolina Community College System institution will be accepted for the equivalent course except as specified herein. For all others, the following criteria will be considered in determining the acceptability of the transfer course work:
1. Accreditation of the school by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Accreditation does not guarantee acceptance of transfer credit.
2. Equivalency of course descriptions, outcomes and analysis of course level, content, quality, comparability, and degree program relevance. It shall be the student’s responsibility to provide documentation of this equivalency, which may include, but is not limited to, syllabi, course catalogs, course outcomes, etc.
3. Use of recognized guides, such as those published by the American Council on Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs.
4. If the school was not accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education at the time the course was taken, additional documentation will be required. It shall be the student’s responsibility to provide any additional documentation requested.
5. For skills-based courses, particularly those in the advanced technology programs, demonstration of student skills may be a component of the evaluation process. Decisions related to the possible need for a demonstration of skills will be made by the appropriate faculty member(s) and Dean, in consultation with the Vice President of Instruction.
C. The responsibility for determining transfer credit from other colleges and universities rests with the Registrar. When there is doubt about the appropriateness of transfer credit or when a student wishes to appeal a transfer credit decision, the transcript will be referred to the appropriate faculty member(s) and Dean, whose decision will be final. In such cases, the Dean will note the decision in the student’s academic file. Time limits may be imposed in certain situations, such as for allied health program courses. Student Services and the appropriate Dean will maintain a list of courses that have time limits for transfer.
D. When a student transfers from a post-secondary institution to the College, the following steps will be implemented:
1. The student completes the Residency Determination Service process (if not completed at previous school), submits an application for admission, and provides an official high school or high school equivalency transcript and an official transcript from any other post-secondary institution. The student should allow at least one month for the transcript evaluation process prior to registering for classes.
2. The Registrar evaluates the transcript and credit is accepted in accordance with the College’s program offerings and the procedure stated herein. No credit for a course with a grade lower than a “C” may be transferred. The Director will consult with the appropriate faculty member(s) and/or Dean if there are questions about the transfer-ability of credit.
3. The student is given placement test(s), if applicable.
4. The student continues with registration procedure.
E. Non-curriculum to Curriculum Transfer Credit: Non-curriculum course work from the College related to curriculum instruction may be transferred or accepted for credit towards curriculum courses in specific programs. The student must request that the Registrar review his/her Continuing Education or other non-curriculum work for possible transfer credit. Students must have earned a minimum letter grade of a “C”, passed the final assessment with a proficiency of 70% or better, or successfully passed the applicable credentialing exam. Continuing Education grades of S or P will be considered for credit. The appropriate Dean for each division will approve non-curriculum course material prior to curriculum credit being officially granted. Proficiency examinations may be required before transfer credits are awarded for CEUs (Continuing Education Units). Faculty teaching courses for which CE to CU credit may be awarded must meet all SACSCOC credential requirements.
To review additional opportunities for awarding credits for prior learning, see the College’s Policy on Credits for Prior Learning, Policy 5.2.9.
Adopted: January 8, 2020
Amended: January 9, 2022
Advanced placement is offered to students who, because of their demonstrated abilities, are qualified to accelerate their studies. To earn advanced placement, a student may take a proficiency examination in most subject areas which he/she can demonstrate a mastery of theory and practical application. Information on courses and/or subject areas that are not suitable nor allowable for proficiency exams may be obtained from the Enrollment Office. Under no circumstances will credit be given when the challenge examination grade is less than “C”. Total credits earned by examination and/or transfer credit cannot exceed seventy-five (75) percent of the program requirements.
The following persons will not be permitted to take proficiency examinations:
1. Persons who have taken the proficiency examination previously.
2. Persons who have either been previously enrolled in and/or dropped from
3. Persons who were enrolled in and failed the course.
For credit by examination, full-time students enrolled in sixteen (16) credit hours or more are exempt from additional tuition charges; however, students enrolled in less than sixteen (16) credit hours must pay the Business Office the tuition required by the state for each semester hour credit; this fee is not refundable. A registration form must be completed for the Registrar. After approval has been obtained to take a proficiency examination. Any exceptions to the above procedures and requirements must be approved by the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services. Exceptions will be made only under rare circumstances.
Adopted: January 8, 2020
The College provides the opportunity for all students to apply for certain types of financial aid programs and scholarships. The College (or the College’s Foundation in case of scholarships) administer these programs in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Requirements and critical dates for applying and receiving financial aid and scholarships are outlined in the College’s catalog and on the College’s website.
Adopted: January 8, 2020