Admission Policy

Purpose:  The purpose of this policy is to articulate college admission requirements.

Part 1. Definitions:  The following definitions apply for purposes of this policy.

  1. Admission. Admission means a student’s initial entrance as a candidate for a certificate, diploma or degree.
  2. Academic or Career Program. Academic or career program means a major leading to an academic credential.
  3. International student.  International student means a student who is required to be registered under the federal Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
  4. Ability to Benefit.  Students who do not have a high school diploma or GED are not eligible for federal financial aid funds. Students must pass an independently administered test approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education to be eligible for state financial aid funds. Students are restricted to courses in specific programs.
  5. Visiting Student.  A visiting student has not been admitted to South Central College. 

Part 2. Admissions.  South Central College considers all applicants for admission regardless of age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.  Admission to the college is open to all students meeting the College’s admission requirements.  South Central College shall provide clear, accessible information to potential students regarding requirements for appropriate level of academic preparation necessary for success in specific courses or programs of study.  Admission to the College does not automatically qualify a student for all college-level courses and programs.  Some programs also require special prerequisites and requirements.

Part 3. Admissions Requirements.  Admission to the college is open to all students meeting the College’s admission requirements.

  1. Any individual who has graduated from an accredited high school or successfully completed a General Education Development (GED) examination is eligible for admission or
  2. Current high school students who meet requirements for Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program or
  3. Applicants without a high school diploma, or GED who meet the “Ability to Benefit” standards.

Part 4.  Exceptions.

  1. Students Suspended for Academic Reasons.  Students with an active suspension are required to submit an Academic Financial Aid Reinstatement Appeal Form after completing the admissions process.  Admission will not be granted unless the appeal is approved.
  2. Students Suspended for Disciplinary Reasons.  Students who have been suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons from any postsecondary institution may be denied admission.
  3. Financial Holds.  South Central College may admit a student who has a financial hold at another college or university but shall not allow the student to enroll in courses until the financial hold has been removed.

Part 5.  Visiting Students.  Financial aid through South Central College and academic credentials are not awarded to visiting students.

  1. Students Not Admitted to a MnSCU institution.   Total enrolled credits may not exceed 22 credits in any semester.
  2. Students Admitted to a MnSCU institution.  Total number of enrolled credits at all MnSCU institutions shall not exceed 22 in any semester. 

List related policies, procedures or plans here (if any)Senior Citizens; MnSCU Board Policy 3.4
SCC Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Policy (PSEO) #3000-35; SCC Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy #4000-03; SCC Credit Life Span Policy #3000-12; SCC Transfer Policy #3000-49; SCC Senior Citizen Policy #4000-03

Date & Subject of Revisions:   April 22, 2016