Enrollment Requirements

Admission to a degree program requires a high school diploma or the equivalent. Applicants who do not meet this requirement are referred to the Adult Basic Skills program for appropriate testing and placement.

Admission to the College does not guarantee immediate admission to the curriculum desired by the applicant. Some programs have additional specific admission requirements. Admission to diploma and associate degree programs require a high school diploma or the equivalent and HCC’s placement test (ACCUPLACER). In lieu of the placement test, SAT/ACT/PSAT/PLAN scores or satisfactory transferable college level English/mathematics/algebra credits will be accepted. Please refer to the charts below for the minimum cut-scores for each exam. Certificate programs require a completed application. Students who interrupt their course of study must reapply. The Director of Enrollment Management administers all admission requirements, policies, and procedures.

 

PLAN

PSAT

Reading

18

47

English

15

45

Mathematics

19

47

 

 

SAT

ACT

Reading

500

22

Writing/English

NA

18

Mathematics

 500

22

Note:
  • Certificate programs do not require a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Accepted applicants for Nursing and Medical Assisting and certain other associate programs must complete additional enrollment requirements such as medical forms and certain other programs require a departmental interview form.
  • If transcripts cannot be obtained due to extenuating circumstances (loss by fire, school no longer exists, etc.) documentation of all efforts made by the student and a letter of explanation regarding the circumstances must be submitted to the Director of Enrollment Management.
  • Fax copies of transcripts are not considered to be official transcripts. Acceptance to HCC is conditional until receipt of official transcripts.

Admission of Undocumented Immigrants:

An undocumented immigrant may apply and enroll in curriculum courses at Haywood Community College if he/she has 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. An undocumented immigrant shall not be considered a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes. All undocumented immigrants admitted under this rule must be charged out of state tuition whether or not they reside in North Carolina. 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. Refer to the NC Administrative Code 23 NCAC 02C.0301.

An undocumented immigrant should take into account that federal law prohibits states from granting professional licenses to undocumented immigrants. (i.e. Cosmetic Arts programs, Nursing, etc.)

An undocumented may take college level courses as part of Huskins agreements as a qualifying high school student, or Adult and Continuing Education programs such as Basic Skills, GED or Adult High School. (Per CC08-114 Numbered Memo from NC Community College System Office.)

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