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Students enrolled in technical certificate programs are considered non-degree students. Placement assessment will be required if the certificate has college-level course work. Please contact the Office of Admissions for details.
For admissions into a technical certificate program, applicants must:
A special student is one who is not enrolled in a degree program. Students in this classification desire to take one or more courses in order to gain employment skills, professional growth, or personal enrichment. In order to apply, special students should:
There is no limit on the number of hours a special student can pursue. Although special students are not required to complete normal assessment procedures, they should realize that the content of college-level courses assumes mastery of fundamental knowledge, skills, and aptitudes required for the course. Special students may not enroll in a college-level English or mathematics course, or in a course that has an English or mathematics prerequisite, until they have provided evidence of adequate preparation for these courses. This evidence may consist of college transcripts or COMPASS/ACT or SAT examination scores.
If a special student decides to pursue an Associate’s degree, the student must meet all admissions requirements for the degree-seeking student. Credit hours accumulated as a special student are not applicable to the final 24 semester hours required for an Associate’s degree.
A regularly enrolled student of another institution who wants to take a limited number of credit hours during a term and who is not presently working towards a degree at NSCC may be admitted as a transient student. Those wishing to enroll as transient students must:
Students wishing to enroll on a non-credit basis may choose to audit courses at NSCC. To enroll as an audit student:
An applicant who has earned a regular high school diploma, GED or state approved high school equivalency, may enroll in any course, except college-level math, English, or a course that has college-level math or English prerequisites. Any student who plans to enroll in college-level math or English must have the required ACT/SAT scores. For ACT/SAT requirements, refer to Degree-Seeking First-Time Student.
To enroll applicants must:
An applicant who has earned college credit but does not have a degree may enroll after completing the following:
Applicants who have earned college degrees may enroll in college-level courses provided the applicants have met the prerequisite requirements for the courses in which they intend to enroll. Applicants must:
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