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Individuals are eligible for admission to the 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 scores in reading, writing, and mathematics. Minimum scores are noted in the chart below:

 

 

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, 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 who have been expelled or suspended from, or determined to be a threat, potential danger or significantly disruptive by another college. Below is the procedure if a denial of admissions is warranted.This provision applies to individuals who are in applicant status or those who are enrolled for a future semester. In extreme cases, the College has the right to apply these provisions to dis-enroll currently enrolled students during a given semester session (examples are convicted sex offenders and highly dangerous or disruptive students.) Behaviors which present a threat or potential danger to the College community or other behaviors in which it is considered to be in the best interest of the College to refuse admission or revoke enrollment, but are not limited to any violation of the Violence Prevention Policy.

Procedures:

Upon notification to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services that the applicant/enrolled student has exhibited threatening, violent, intimidating or disruptive behavior or any violation of the Violence Prevention Policy, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services will conduct an investigation to evaluate the circumstances. After the investigation, if the College determines that the applicant is a threat or potential danger to the college community or if such refusal is considered to be in the best interest to the College, the student will be notified as follows:

Applicant with no enrollment:

After the investigation, the applicant will receive written notification at the home address listed in the student information system stating that admission to the College has been denied. The notification will state the denial is based on the College’s determination that the applicant represents a threat or potential danger to the College or that the refusal of admission is considered to be in the best interest of the College. A service indicator will be placed on the applicant’s record which will prevent the applicant from registering for classes.

Applicant with enrollment:

An applicant who becomes an enrolled student will receive written notification at the home address listed in the student information system stating that admission to the College is revoked and enrollment for the current or future semester is withdrawn. The notification will state the decision is based on the College’s determination that the applicant represents a threat or potential danger to the College and/or their revoked admission and withdrawn enrollment is considered to be in the best interest of the College. The written notification will detail the procedures for due process and will provide the individual with explicit instructions on the appeal process. The College will reserve the class enrollment until the appeal process is complete, but the individual will not be allowed to attend class during the appeal process.

The individual is required to initiate the appeal process in writing within ten (10) calendar days of the notification by the College (as indicated by the date of the written notification from the College) in order to receive consideration to remain enrolled. Absent extreme extenuating circumstances, if the enrolled student fails to follow the appeal process within ten (10) calendars days of notification from the College he/she will forfeit the right to appeal, which will result in the College sending to the student written notification of administrative withdrawal of all current and future classes at the College, and revocation of admission for future semesters. The College will make every effort to expedite the hearing timeline.

Appeal process for enrolled student:

  1. The College will notify the student of its investigation if a hold is placed on the student registering for classes, or taking advantage of any other student benefit.
  2. The enrolled student will receive a letter from the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services detailing the denied status of the student, withdrawn enrollment and appeal procedure within ten (10) calendar days of the College’s decision to deny or revoke admission and to withdraw the student from current or future enrollments. The enrolled student will be advised of the right to due process and request for appeal.
  3. Upon receipt of a request for appeal from the student within the required ten (10) calendar days of notification, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services will convene the Ad hoc Admissions Appeals Hearing Committee (AAAHC). In addition to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, the committee membership and appointment will be at the discretion of the President of the College. The purpose of the hearing is to provide the student notice of the basis for the College’s decision and the right to provide his/her explanation of the facts, as well as for the AAAHC to evaluate the facts of the case. If, after the hearing, the AAAHC determines that the applicant or enrolled student represents a threat or potential danger to the College and/or the revoked admission and withdrawn enrollment is considered to be in the best interest of the College, the student’s admission to the College will be revoked; the student will be administratively withdrawn from classes and the student will receive a tuition refund. The individual will be denied future admission/enrollment to the College.
  4. The AAAHC will review the proceedings of the hearing and make a decision by a simple majority vote within fourteen (14) calendar days of receiving the written request for the appeal. The College will make every effort to expedite appeal process. The Vice President of Instruction and Student Services will convene the committee and serve as a member. The Vice President of Instruction and Student Services will inform the enrolled student by written correspondence of the AAAHC decision. The decision of the AAAHC will be final.
Last updated: 3/7/2014 1:30:05 PM