Special Student Categories

Provisional Students

If you apply too late to satisfy all the admissions requirements before the registration period is over, you may be allowed to enter the College as a provisional student. The Student Services staff will make this final decision. Once you have fulfilled all admissions requirements, you may be admitted in good standing. You will have until the end of your first semester to fulfill the requirements.

Senior Citizens

Senior Audit Policy Senior Citizens (age 65 and older) may register for up to two courses in a single semester under the “Senior Audit Policy” tuition free; only local semester fees are required. All other audit policies listed below apply. A Senior Audit form along with official proof of age (65 and older) is required and must be completed with the course instructor(s) and turned in to the Registrar prior to the 10% census date of each audited course section.

Audit/Non-Degree Students

If you wish to audit courses, you must register and receive the approval of the instructor for the particular course(s). Audit students do not receive credit but must adhere to attendance, pre-requisite and co-requisite regulations. An audit course cannot be changed to credit course nor can a course taken for credit be changed to audit after the drop/add period. Audit work cannot be used toward certificate, diploma, or degree requirements. Curriculum students will have priority over audit students for registration. Students who register for a course as audit work but then withdraw should be assigned a grade of W for the course. The fees for audit courses are the same as those taken for credit.

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 requirements. 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.

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