Policy 4.13 - Admissions

Southeastern Community College maintains an open-door admissions policy for all applicants. The College serves students regardless of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, or disability. Selective placement of individual students in the different programs of study within the College is determined by the admissions office, within the guidelines established by the State Board of Community Colleges and the North Carolina Community College System for each program of study and course offered.

Any person who is at least 18 years of age or a high school graduate or its equivalent may be accepted by the College. High school students and home-schooled applicants may be admitted into credit and continuing education courses in accordance with the concurrent enrollment policies adopted by the State of North Carolina.

Admission to select degree, diploma and select certificate programs require a high school diploma or the equivalent. Admission to the college does not imply immediate admission to the curriculum desired by the applicant, and admission to certain programs may have additional academic entrance requirements.

The College requires applicants seeking admission to the College to provide a social security number during admission and enrollment processing except for the following applicants: (1) Students taking courses for which no academic credit is offered; (2) Nonresident alien students; (3) Students whose qualified tuition and related expenses are entirely waived or paid entirely with scholarships; and (4) Students for whom the community college does not maintain a separate financial account and whose qualified tuition and related expenses are covered by a formal billing arrangement between the community college and the student’s employer or a governmental entity as outlined in the State Board of Community Colleges and the North Carolina Community College System.

Adopted: July 20, 2010

Revised: March 15, 2011, May 11, 2020

Reviewed: May 11, 2020