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
All applications for
curriculum programs will be forwarded to the Admissions Office.
placement in programs are as follows:
- The student must be a high school graduate or have obtained a
high school diploma equivalency.
- 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
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
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.
- The application for admissions can be obtained from the
printed out from your computer, or
you may fill out an online application through the College
Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC).
- 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.
- Students are assisted in selecting an appropriate program of study
based on their desires and academic abilities.
- 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.
- The application for admissions form must be submitted to the
Admissions Office with sufficient information to determine state of
- 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.
School Student Enrollment
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.
Notification of Acceptance
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
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
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
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