General admission to Germanna Community College

Student Services Policy 80360

1. Purpose

1.1 This policy shall establish the general admission process to Germanna Community College.

2. Policy

2.1 Individuals are eligible for admission to Germanna Community College if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit academically from study at the community college, as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics. Minimum scores are noted in the chart below:

Course VPT Compass Asset
Reading ENF 1 62 35
Writing ENF 1 32 35
Math MTE 1 25 33

Exceptions to this policy may be made by the college president only for documented reasons.

The college reserves the right to evaluate and document special cases and to refuse or revoke admission if the college determines that the applicant or student poses a threat, is a potential danger, is significantly disruptive to the college community, or if such refusal or revocation is considered to be in the best interest of the college. The college also reserves the right to refuse admission for applicants that have been expelled or suspended from, or determined to be a threat, potential danger or significantly disruptive by, another college. Students whose admission is revoked after enrollment must be given due process. Each college must have a procedure for determining when denial is warranted.

Individuals may be admitted to VCCS colleges as curricular or non-curricular students.

3. Procedure

3.1 For all curricular students, the following items are required:

  1. A completed official application for admission with social security number requested.
  2. Unless otherwise specified by the college, official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities attended. Graduates who complete secondary school in a homeschool setting must provide a graduation date and may be required to provide documentation of coursework. The VCCS Student Information System academic records will be sufficient for colleges within the Virginia Community College System.
  3. Additional information as stated by the college for admission to specific programs or curricula

3.2 For all non-curricular students, a completed official application for admission is required with social security number requested. Non-curricular students must satisfy all required course pre-requisites or placement testing requirements before enrolling in specific college-level courses.

3.3 It is the policy of the VCCS to maintain and promote equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, sex or age (except where sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification), religion, handicap, national origin, or other non-merit factors.

By accepting an offer of admission, the student agrees to adhere to the statement of student rights and responsibilities outlined in the Student Handbook.

4. Definitions

5. References

VCCS Policy 6.0.1 – General Admission to the VCCS Colleges

6. Point of contact

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services

7. Approval and revision dates

College Council: September 27, 2013

President’s Council: January 22, 2014

College Board: March 20, 2014

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