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Pursue the Community College Option.[Part 1 of 3] Community/Two year /Junior Colleges are in most cases a public run institution. The highest degree offered at these Colleges are: Associate Degrees and Diploma Certificates These schools have an open admissions policy and offers credit for life experiences. You do not have to possess CXC passes. These […]

Pursue the Community College Option.[Part 1 of 3]

Community/Two year /Junior Colleges are in most cases a public run institution.

The highest degree offered at these Colleges are:

Associate Degrees and Diploma Certificates

These schools have an open admissions policy and offers credit for life experiences.

You do not have to possess CXC passes. These schools offer an institutional admissions entrance examination. Four years of High School will cut some red tape. If you are deficient in your academic preparation they offer remedial classes to bring you up to par. They offer personal tutors to help you. They offer financial assistance to qualified students. You think you have talent!

If you have been recruited for athletic reasons, you have to be careful with the courses you are offered. If you do not take courses that would move you to the next level which should be a 4 year NCAA Div.1 level you would be doomed. If you have substandard performances do not attempt the Pro-circuit. You would be a lemon and they would make lemon juice with you!

The school utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Get used to it! The student-faculty ratio is 24-to-1.

Students can earn degrees and certificates in 18 different fields. Popular programs include: Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, and Education. There are Junior colleges located in cities across the 52 states.

   
Open Admissions

Let’s exemplify South Plains College’s admissions program .it is based on an open door philosophy which accepts all students for enrollment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability or age.

To be eligible for admission to SPC, you must have graduated or received a diploma from an accredited high school or  have successfully completed a nontraditional secondary educational program, including home school or have successfully completed the General Education       Development (GED) Test, or be admitted by individual approval. This offers the Caribbean athlete an opportunity they don’t otherwise have.

Students wishing to transfer to South Plains College from another college or university will be considered for admission based on their previous college record. International students seeking admission should contact the Registrar directly for specific application information and forms.

The Dean of Admissions and Records is responsible for administering the admissions policies and procedures of the college. Questions pertaining to admission to South Plains College should be directed to the Admissions and Records Office.

General Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to South Plains College should follow these steps in the process.

  1. APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

New and transfer students must submit an Apply Texas Application for Admission at www.applytexas.org.

  1. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

An official transcript of the student’s academic record in high school or the record at each college attended since leaving high school must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office.

It is your responsibility to forward all records to the Admissions and Records office.

Students who have successfully completed a non-traditional secondary educational program that meets all Texas Education Agency (TEA) standards must provide an official transcript, along with a notarized statement indicating the student has completed all high school requirements.

Students applying for scholarships must provide ACT or SAT scores in order to meet scholarship eligibility requirements.

  1. COLLEGE PLACEMENT TEST

Students who are entering college for the first time and who are not waived from Texas Success Initiative (TSI) are required to take the TSI Assessment test prior to registering for classes. The student’s placement test scores are utilized in advising and placement in appropriate course work. Students with prior college-level work and those entering specified certificate programs may be waived from TSI requirements.

The TSI Assessment test is administered at South Plains College and at other Texas colleges. Registration can be made online at www.southplainscollege.edu/testing.

  1. CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCE

Certificate of Residence is part of the admission application.

  1. IMMUNIZATIONS

MENINGITIS: As required by Texas Law, all entering students under the age of 22 must provide proof that the meningitis vaccination was administered at least 10 days prior to the first day of the term.  Proof must be received by the Admissions and Records Office before the student is allowed to register for classes. Meningitis vaccinations must have been received or renewed within the last five (5) years. For detailed information, go to www.southplainscollege.edu/admissions.

Immunization is an integral part of your health care and the disease prevention program at South Plains College.  While the following are not a requirement for admission, all new or transfer students, especially those born on or after January 1, 1957, should have received immunizations for the following diseases:

RUBELLA: One dose of rubella vaccine administered on or after the first birthday.
TETANUS/DIPHTHERIA: One dose of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid administered within the last 10 years.
MEASLES: Two doses of measles vaccine administered on or after the first birthday and at least 30 days apart.
MUMPS: One dose of mumps vaccine administered on or after the first birthday.

More information can be obtained from the Student Health Coordinator or from the SPC website.

Methods of Admission
  1. If you are a Graduate of an Accredited High School or Equivalent or who has successfully completed a nontraditional secondary educational program, including home school, will be admitted upon the presentation of a properly authenticated high school transcript.
  2. If you are NOT a Graduate of an Accredited High School

An applicant who is not a graduate of an accredited high school or who has graduated from a private, non-accredited educational program, may be admitted as follows:

  1. Successful completion of a non-traditional secondary educational program that meets all Texas Education Agency (TEA) standards and high school requirements. A notarized statement from the non-traditional high school, along with a notarized statement from the student verifying completion of the high school program must be submitted.
  2. Successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) test by an applicant who meets the age requirement for taking the GED test.
  3. An applicant who is 18 years or older and who is not a graduate of an accredited high school or private school, or who has not earned a GED certificate, may be considered for admission by individual approval. In order to be considered for individual approval, the applicant must:
  • complete and submit the ApplyTexas Application for Admission
  • provide an official transcript from the last school attended
  • take the TSI Assessment test, regardless of TSI-waived certificate program selected.
  • Provide documentation verifying the completion of high school diploma or equivalent when completed.

The applicant’s TSI Assessment test scores will determine the student’s eligibility and course placement.  General admission to the college does not guarantee admission to some technical education and health occupation programs, which have additional admission requirements. Please contact the appropriate program advisor for information.

  1. If you are a Transfer Student from another College or University

All official transcripts from the sending institution must be sent directly to the Admissions and Records Office and must be on file prior to registration. A student is not officially enrolled until all transcripts are on file.

Source:

Dr. Cliff Bertrand

Olympian

 

 

 

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