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1999 2001 Online Catalog
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Where Learning Lasts a Lifetime!
This On-line Catalog is an electronic version of Northland Pioneer College’s latest official catalog, the 19992001 Edition. Changes approved by the District Governing Board since its publication ARE NOT reflected in this on-line catalog.
Check with an Academic Advisor for program changes or additions. This on-line version provides information about
Northland Pioneer College, Student Services, Learning Services, Course Descriptions, and Faculty and Staff
and was current at the time of publication.
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.
Any person meeting one of the following criteria may be
granted admission to Northland Pioneer College.
ADMISSION OF REGULAR STUDENTS
- 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;
- Recipient of a high school certificate of equivalency
- 18 years of age or older and demonstrates evidence of
potential success in the community college;
- Transfer student in good standing from another college or
ADMISSION OF STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE
- Any student who is under age 18 and has achieved the
following test score:
- SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) composite (verbal and math)
score of 930; or
- ACT (American College Test) composite score of 22;
- 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
- 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;
- 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;
- 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
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
- 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.
- NEW STUDENTS
- 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.
- 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.
- FORMER AND CONTINUING STUDENTS
An Application for Admission must be completed and filed
with the Admissions Office if new information is needed.
- TRANSFER STUDENTS
- An Application for Admission must be completed and filed
with the Admissions Office.
- 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.
- 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:
- Application for Admission;
- Official transcript, translated into English, of high
school and college work;
- English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores;
- Evidence of financial support; and
- 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.
- SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS
Students requiring special accommodations may contact the
Coordinator for Special Needs, Northland Pioneer College, P.O. Box 610, Holbrook, AZ,
TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY
- 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.
- 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.
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.