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Degree Seeking

First-Time Student

A “First-Time Student” at NSCC is an applicant who has never attended any college before.

These applicants must:

  1. Submit a completed Application for Admission and a $20.00 non-refundable application fee. All information must be completed on the application. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application delays processing your application.
  2. Graduate from a state approved high school, home school, or high school equivalency diploma (such as the GED or HiSET) and submit to the Office of Admissions an “official” high school transcript or an “official” copy of high school equivalency scores. An “official” transcript is one that is mailed directly to the Office of Admissions by the high school guidance counselor or one that is submitted in an envelope sealed and stamped or initialed by the guidance counselor. An official high school equivalency transcript is one mailed directly to the Office of Admissions by the testing agency or one that is submitted in an envelope sealed and stamped or initialed by the testing agency. Evidence on the “official” high school transcript indicating a passing Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) score is required for graduates of Tennessee public schools. NOTE: The transcript of a home-schooled student should be an official copy from an affiliated organization as defined by state law (T.C.A. 49-50-801). Transcripts from independent home-schooled students must be accompanied by certification of registration with the superintendent of the local education agency that the student would have otherwise attended. Applicants unable to provide a satisfactory secondary school credential may substitute acceptable high school equivalency scores. The minimum acceptable score for the GED is 450 with no sub-score less than 350.
  3. Show proof of two doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination if entering as a full-time student and were born prior to January 1, 1957. By state law (Tenn. Code Annotated 49-6-5001) immunization is not required if:
      a. It conflicts with the parent’s or guardian’s or individual’s religious tenets and practices,
      b. A qualified physician certifies that administration of such immunization would be in any manner harmful to the individual involved due to pregnancy, allergy to the vaccine, or other valid medical reasons, or
      c. Applicant is a Tennessee graduate from 1999 to present.
  4. Show proof of two doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccination, laboratory evidence of immunity, or a history of varicella disease from a health care professional, if entering as a full-time student and were born January 1, 1980 to present.
      a. Students enrolled in ONLY online classes are excluded.
      b. Students born prior to January 1, 1980 are exempt.
      c. Students graduating from a Tennessee high school between 1999 and May, 2016 are presumed to have had one dose of Varicella vaccine. Students graduating from a Tennessee high school after May, 2016 can be presumed to have two doses.
  5. Certificate of Immunization forms may be obtained from the Office of Admissions. Official copies of State Health Department or military immunization forms will be accepted in lieu of the certificate.
  6. Complete the Hepatitis B Immunization Health History Form.
  7. Male applicants between the ages of 18 and 26 must show proof of Selective Service registration. Applicants must meet this requirement prior to registration. Selective Service registration forms may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online at www.sss.gov.
  8. Applicants under the age of 21 should submit ACT or SAT scores. ACT or SAT scores are used to determine in which areas the applicant may be required to complete college prep course work. Enhanced ACT or SAT scores must be less than three years old. Information regarding the ACT or SAT may be obtained from your high school guidance counselor, or by writing to:

    American College Testing, Inc.
    P.O. Box 168
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242

    NSCC ACT code number is 3983. Please use this number to request scores be sent to NSCC.

      a. Applicants who have a valid ACT English sub-score of 27 or higher or a valid SAT critical writing score of 610 or higher may receive credit for ENGL 1010.
      b. Applicants whose ACT reading sub-test score is less than 19 on the Enhanced ACT or less than 460 critical reading score on the SAT will be required to take college prep course work.
      c. Applicants whose English sub-test score is less than 18 on the Enhanced ACT or less than 450 verbal score on the SAT will be required to take college prep course work.
      d. Applicants whose math sub-test score is less than 19 on the Enhanced ACT or less than 460 math score on the SAT will be required to take college prep course work.
  9. Applicants under 21 years of age possessing a state approved high school equivalency diploma with acceptable scores, as described above, are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores. However, they are required to undergo placement assessment.
  10. All applicants 21 years of age or older must take the placement assessment. These applicants may choose to take the Enhanced ACT and be assessed according to the above guidelines.
  11. Submit proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the United States. Acceptable documentation can be found here.

Transfer Student

 

A degree-seeking applicant who has attended another college or university will be considered a transfer student. For “Transfer” applicants the following will apply:

  1. Submit a completed Application for Admissions and a $20.00 non-refundable application fee. All appropriate spaces must be completed on the application. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application will result in a delay in processing your application.
  2. Submit transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Transcripts should be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions from the sending institution. For the convenience of the applicant, the college will accept “official” transcripts hand carried by the applicant, when it is in an envelope sealed by the Records Office of the previous college attended. If the seal has been tampered with in any way, the “official” designation of the transcript will be voided and the applicant will be required to submit another “official” transcript. An initial evaluation of the transcript will be completed.
  3. Students may also be required to submit an “official” high school transcript, or “official” GED score report or state approved high school equivalency exam results.
  4. Show proof of two doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination if they are entering as a full-time student and were born prior to January 1, 1957. By state law (Tenn. Code Annotated 49-6-5001) immunization is not required if:
      a. It conflicts with the parent’s or guardian’s or individual’s religious tenets and practices,
      b. A qualified physician certifies that administration of such immunization would be in any manner harmful to the individual involved due to pregnancy, allergy to the vaccine, or other valid medical reasons, or
      c. Applicant is a Tennessee graduate from 1999 to present.
  5. Show proof of two doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccination, laboratory evidence of immunity, or a history of varicella disease from a health care professional, if they are entering as a full-time student and were born January 1, 1980 to present.
      a. Students enrolled in ONLY online classes are excluded.
      b. Students born prior to January 1, 1980 are exempt.
      c. Students graduating from a Tennessee high school between 1999 and May, 2016 are presumed to have had one dose of Varicella vaccine. Students graduating from a Tennessee high school after May, 2016 can be presumed to have two doses.
  6. Certificate of Immunization forms may be obtained from the Office of Admissions. Official copies of State Health Department or military immunization forms will be accepted in lieu of the certificate.
  7. Applicants under the age of 21 should submit ACT or SAT scores. If fewer than 60 semester hours have been attempted, the ACT or SAT scores are used to determine in which areas the applicant may be required to complete college prep course work. Grades received in transfer courses will be considered for proper placement. Enrollment in those courses indicated by the results of the assessment is mandatory.
  8. Have their transcripts evaluated for proof of competency in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics, if they are 21 years of age and older and have fewer than 60 semester hours of completed work. Applicants lacking college level work in these areas will be required to undergo assessment. Enrollment in college prep courses indicated by the results of the assessment is mandatory.
  9. College prep course work taken at other TBR institutions will be posted to the applicant’s NSCC record and be considered in the number of attempted hours, but are not counted as hours earned toward the program of study.
  10. All transfer applicants with 60 or more semester hours of credit, which must include college-level English and math transfer credit with a grade of “C” or better, will be exempt from placement assessment.
  11. Transfer applicants who do not meet the Admissions standards of NSCC or whose last term of enrollment resulted in academic suspension will be admitted on academic probation and may be required to undergo placement assessment. Enrollment in those courses indicated by the results of the assessment is mandatory.
  12. Transfer applicants whose last term of attendance at NSCC resulted in academic suspension and who are currently serving a suspension at another institution must meet with the Dean of Students to begin the academic review process (See Academic Action Appeals on the Student Records and Registration Procedures page of the NSCC Catalog). If admission is recommended by the Academic Review Committee, the applicant may be required to undergo placement assessment.
  13. Submit proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the United States. Acceptable documentation can be found here.

Readmitted Student

Any former NSCC student who has not been enrolled for over one year and who wishes to return to the college is considered a readmit student. Students seeking a readmission status must:

  1. Submit an application for admission.
  2. Submit an official transcript from each college or university attended since leaving NSCC. If it has been more than five (5) years since attending NSCC, all transcripts must be resubmitted. (High School, GED, College, etc.)
  3. Be eligible for readmission under the college’s admissions policy.
  4. Take the placement assessment if they do not meet one of the following conditions:
      a. Meet ACT requirements as outlined under “Degree Seeking Students.”
      b. Have previously earned college credit for first-term math or English.
  5. Show proof of two doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination if they are entering as a full-time student and were born prior to January 1, 1957. By state law (Tenn. Code Annotated 49-6-5001) immunization is not required if:
      a. It conflicts with the parent’s or guardian’s or individual’s religious tenets and practices,
      b. A qualified physician certifies that administration of such immunization would be in any manner harmful to the individual involved due to pregnancy, allergy to the vaccine, or other valid medical reasons, or
      c. Applicant is a Tennessee graduate from 1999 to present.
  6. Show proof of two doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccination, laboratory evidence of immunity, or a history of varicella disease from a health care professional, if they are entering as a full-time student and were born January 1, 1980 to present.
      a. Students enrolled in ONLY online classes are excluded.
      b. Students born prior to January 1, 1980 are exempt.
      c. Students graduating from a Tennessee high school between 1999 and May, 2016 are presumed to have had one dose of Varicella vaccine. Students graduating from a Tennessee high school after May, 2016 can be presumed to have two doses.
  7. Certificate of Immunization forms may be obtained from the Office of Admissions. Official copies of State Health Department or military immunization forms will be accepted in lieu of the certificate.
  8. Submit proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the United States. Acceptable documentation can be found here.

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