Requirements for Academic and Technical Students

 

First-time adult learners who are pursuing academic or technical programs may be admitted on one of the following bases:

1. Graduated high school with a regular diploma

2. Graduated high school with an Occupational Diploma

3. Earned a GED diploma

4. Did not graduate high school but has one (1) unit less that the number of units required for high school graduation with their class.

*An official signed high school transcript must be submitted.

The following are required for beginning first-time adult learners pursuing academic or technical degrees:

1. Submit an application for admission.

2. Submit an official high school transcript or submit an official GED transcript with passing scores. Official transcripts are those transcripts that come directly from the high school or GED office to the Admissions Office. The transcript should be mailed or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope and must not be stamped "issued to student." Official transcripts must bear the signature of the appropriate school official, the institution's seal, and a graduation date, if applicable.

3. Submit official ACT scores (typically on the high school transcript). Adult learners who have no ACT on file at the time of his/her initial enrollment may substitute the ACCUPLACER test to satisfy the general admissions requirements. This must be done prior to registering.

Requirements for Career Program Students

First-time adult learners who are pursuing a career certificate may be admitted on one of the following bases:

1. High school diploma or GED graduate.

2. Non-high school graduate or non-GED completer.

The following are required for first-time adult learners pursuing a career certificate:

1. Submit an application for admission.

2. For high school graduates or GED completers: Submit an official high school transcript or submit an official GED transcript with passing scores. Official transcripts are those transcripts that come directly from the high school or GED office to the Admissions Office. The transcript should be mailed or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope and must not be stamped "issued to student." Official transcripts must bear the signature of the appropriate school official, the institution's seal, and a graduation date, if applicable.

3. For non-high school graduates or non-GED completers:

a. Submit minimum ACT score of 13 or take the ACCUPLACER test and earn the following minimum scores before registering for classes: 55 in Reading, 60 in Sentence Skills, and 34 in Arithmetic. Some programs may require higher scores. Students should refer to their specific career program section in the catalog for this information.

4. Interview with an advisor in their major field of study.

Applicants for Barbering and Practical Nursing

The following are additional requirements for students applying for Barbering and Practical Nursing Career Programs:

1. Barbering students must make a specific score on the ACCUPLACER test. Applicants should refer to the Barbering program requirements in the catalog for minimum score information.

2. Practical Nursing students must make a specific score on the ACCUPLACER test or ACT. Applicants should refer to the section on Admission for Nursing and Allied Health Programs in the catalog for minimum score information.