Halifax Community College implements the open-door policy established by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. This policy does not impose restrictive standards for admission to the college. However, it does not necessarily imply immediate admission to any curriculum. In most programs, a placement test and a counseling interview are arranged. This process aids the students in evaluating their potential for success in the curriculum of their choice. When scores on the placement test indicate that a person is not academically ready for a particular program of study, the individual will be assisted in re-examining career aspirations. All applications for curriculum programs will be forwarded to the Admissions Office.
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Requirements for placement in programs are as follows:
- Degree Programs - The student must be a high school graduate or have obtained a high school diploma equivalency.
- Diploma Programs - The student must be a high school graduate or have received a high school diploma equivalency. The exception shall be the person, who in the professional opinion of the Dean of Student Affairs, has the background, ability, and maturity to be successful in a specific curriculum.
- Certificate Programs - These programs are open to students over 18 years of age who have not completed high school nor received a high school diploma equivalency. Students will be encouraged to continue work toward completion of the equivalency program.
- High School Equivalency Programs - Adults who have not finished high school may study for the high school equivalency examination. The examination is given monthly. Students who pass the examination receive a high school diploma equivalency from the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.
- Extension Programs-These programs are generally open for admission to any interested adult over 18 years of age.
- Application - The application for admissions can be obtained from the Admissions Office, printed out from your computer, or you may fill out an online application through the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC).
- Transcript - Prospective students are responsible for having an official high school transcript forwarded directly to the Admissions Officer. Students who have earned a GED should submit a copy of their GED scores. Students who have attended other colleges or universities are responsible for having a transcript from each institution attended submitted to the Admissions Officer.
- Admission Counseling - Students are assisted in selecting an appropriate program of study based on their desires and academic abilities.
- Placement Test - The placement test is administered to all students prior to their first semester registration. The purpose of the placement test is to appropriately enroll students in the proper reading, writing, numerical skills, and elementary algebra courses based on their prior academic preparations. Selection of students for each health care program is based on an admissions test.
- Residency - The application for admissions form must be submitted to the Admissions Office with sufficient information to determine state of residency.
- Counseling Services - Counselors are available throughout each semester to assist students with educational and career goals. Counselors are always available to students with academic problems.
A transfer student is a student pursuing a degree at Halifax Community College who has earned credits at another institution and wishes to apply these credits toward a Halifax Community College certificate, diploma, or degree. In addition to submitting all other application materials, a student desiring to receive transfer credit must have an official transcript sent to Halifax Community College by the institution which originally granted the credit.
Halifax Community College will grant credit for work done at all regionally accredited institutions of higher education for courses which a student has earned a grade of C or higher. Courses accepted for credit must parallel course offerings at Halifax Community College as determined by the Dean of Student Affairs. At least 15 semester credit hours of curriculum course requirements must be completed at HCC.
Selected high school students will be admitted and enrolled in appropriate classes at Halifax Community College when the requirements of Subchapter 2C.0305 of the North Carolina Administrative Code are satisfied. High school students will be required to satisfy all requirements for admission and enrollment as do Halifax Community College generic students, with the exception of being high school graduates or its equivalent.
High school students are required to obtain written permission for concurrent enrollment from their principal, superintendent, and the college president to enroll in any course. A concurrent enrollment form with the signatures of the principal and superintendent stating that the student is enrolled in three high school courses and is making appropriate progress towards graduation must accompany the student's application for enrollment.
Home-schooled students must submit a copy of the Home-School’s approved registration from the state in which they are registered. If the student does not have the proper certification, the student cannot be admitted to a curriculum program at Halifax Community College. If the student is over 18, they can enroll as a special credit student only. If the student wishes to enroll in a curriculum program, he/she may obtain a General Education Diploma from Halifax Community College’s Basic Adult Education Center.
The college will send a letter of acceptance upon receipt of the application for enrollment. Students who do not meet all admission requirements by the end of their first semester's enrollment will not be permitted to register the following semester without written permission from the Admissions Officer.
An application for readmission is required from all students if one or more semesters (excluding summer) has elapsed since their last enrollment or for students who are changing programs. An application for readmission should be submitted to the Admissions Officer at least two weeks prior to registration. Curriculum students who are academically suspended are eligible to reapply for admission after four months (one college semester following their suspension). Readmission/Change of Program applications may be obtained from the Admissions Office.
The North Carolina Administrative Code provides that community colleges shall admit an undocumented immigrant only if he or she 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 or have received a diploma from an Adult High School that is located in the United States and operates or operated in compliance with State or local law. Online high school diplomas and high school equivalency certificates are not acceptable for admission. Undocumented students are charged the out-of-state tuition rate and are not eligible for Financial Aid. Undocumented students are also not eligible for Allied Health or Nursing programs.
Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) Students
Current NCCCS policy allows DACA applicants to enroll at Halifax Community College at the out-of-state tuition cost. However, acceptance to the college does not guarantee acceptance to a specific program.
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