1999 – 2001 Online Catalog
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This On-line Catalog is an electronic version of Northland Pioneer College’s latest official catalog, the 1999–2001 Edition. Changes approved by the District Governing Board since its publication ARE NOT reflected in this on-line catalog.
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ADMISSIONS

Northland Pioneer College welcomes all individuals to apply for admission. Inquiries regarding admission should be directed to the Admissions Office, Painted Desert Campus, Northland Pioneer College, P.O. Box 610, Holbrook, AZ, 86025, (520) 524-7450.

ADMISSION CLASSIFICATION

Any person meeting one of the following criteria may be granted admission to Northland Pioneer College.

ADMISSION OF REGULAR STUDENTS

  1. Graduate of a high school which is accredited by a regional accrediting association as defined by the United States Office of Education or approved by a state board of education or other appropriate state educational agency;

  2. Recipient of a high school certificate of equivalency (GED);

  3. 18 years of age or older and demonstrates evidence of potential success in the community college;

  4. Transfer student in good standing from another college or university.

ADMISSION OF STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE

  1. Any student who is under age 18 and has achieved the following test score:
    1. SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) composite (verbal and math) score of 930; or
    2. ACT (American College Test) composite score of 22;
  2. No student under age 18 with a satisfactory SAT or ACT score shall be denied admission because of age, lack of a high school diploma or high school certificate of equivalency, grade in school, lack of permission of school officials or lack of concurrent enrollment in a public or private school.

ADMISSION OF STUDENTS IN SPECIAL STATUS

  1. Students enrolled in high school may be admitted with the written permission of the high school principal and parent. (Home-taught high-school-age students must be at least 14 years of age to be considered for admission.) Enrollment in The Learning Cornerstone courses will not normally be allowed for students concurrently enrolled in high school or for home- taught students;
  2. Students under the age of 18 who have not graduated from high school or do not have a certificate of high school equivalency (GED) must have the written permission of the high school principal and parent, unless they are not claimed as a dependent or are married;
  3. Students who are younger than high school age will only be admitted under the provisions set forth in the section "Admission of Students Under 18 Years of Age," number 1, paragraph (A) or (B), or by special permission of the Vice President for Instructional Services.

No student is automatically guaranteed admission to a specific degree program or to all courses offered by Northland Pioneer College. Northland Pioneer College may limit the number of semester credit hours in which a student may enroll.

Admission to Northland Pioneer College is governed by Federal and Arizona laws, the ordinances of the Arizona Board of Directors for Community Colleges, and the policies of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. ALL STUDENTS
    All students must have a COMPLETED Application for Admission on file with the Admissions Office. If the Admissions Office has not received a student's completed application, then the student will be placed on academic hold until a completed form is submitted. An academic hold signifies that a student will not be able to register for classes, receive transcripts, grade mailers or any information provided by the College. Students will be notified by mail before an academic hold is placed.

  2. NEW STUDENTS
    1. An Application for Admission must be completed and filed with the Admissions Office. There is no application fee. Application forms may be obtained from high school counseling offices, Campus/Center Advising Offices, or from the Admissions Office at Northland Pioneer College.

    2. All applicants are encouraged to undergo an educational evaluation to determine course placement and receive appropriate advisement. In addition, students are encouraged to complete a Degree Plan which officially lists the courses necessary for the completion of a degree.


  3. FORMER AND CONTINUING STUDENTS
    An Application for Admission must be completed and filed with the Admissions Office if new information is needed.

  4. TRANSFER STUDENTS
    1. An Application for Admission must be completed and filed with the Admissions Office.

    2. Degree-seeking transfer students should submit official copies of all previous college work to the Records and Registration Office. Evaluated credits will aid advisement prior to enrolling in classes at NPC.

  5. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    International students may be admitted to Northland Pioneer College. Notice will be sent to the student indicating either acceptance or denial after the Admissions Office has received all of the following items. All admission items must be received by July 1 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester.

    International students must submit the following:

    1. Application for Admission;

    2. Official transcript, translated into English, of high school and college work;

    3. English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores;

    4. Evidence of financial support; and

    5. Proof of medical insurance.

    The minimum TOEFL score the Admissions Office will accept is 500. For further information on the TOEFL, please write to Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA.

  6. SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS
    Students requiring special accommodations may contact the Coordinator for Special Needs, Northland Pioneer College, P.O. Box 610, Holbrook, AZ, 86025.

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY

  1. REGIONALLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS
    College credits earned at regionally accredited institutions of higher learning are accepted. Credits are not awarded for sectarian courses. Transfer credits are posted to the Northland Pioneer College transcript after an official evaluation is made of each transcript received by the Records and Registration Office. Credits over five years of age are subject to review prior to acceptance toward prerequisites and/or degree requirements in some program areas.

    Transfer credit will be awarded for each course in which the student received a grade of 'C' or higher.

  2. OTHER CREDIT SOURCES
    Students may receive credit through a variety of other means than regionally accredited institution transferred coursework. Acceptance of such credits upon transfer may be treated differently by the institution to which a student transfers. Details on the district policy for granting such credit is given in the Learning Services portion of this catalog under the heading ALTERNATIVE AND EXTENDED EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, subheading ALTERNATIVE LEARNING.

ACCEPTANCE
Applicants will be issued an official Letter of Admission from the Admissions Office when accepted if they apply before registration periods. During and after registration periods, a Letter of Admission will be sent upon completion of "Request for Letter/Certification of Admission" form. Admission may be denied or revoked and registration cancelled if it appears that a student's attendance would not be mutually beneficial to the student and Northland Pioneer College.

 

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