2018-2019 Student Handbook 
    
    Nov 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Student Handbook [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Admissions Policy


As a comprehensive community college, the faculty and staff at NPC are here to serve students who aspire to change their lives and the lives of their families through completion of specific courses, certificates, and/or degrees which lead to professional employment or advanced degrees at a transfer university.

The Admissions Office of National Park College is responsible for evaluating applications and transcripts to determine the admissions status of all first-time, degree-seeking applicants.

Those applicants who do not qualify may be eligible for Alternative Placement. After review, the Dean of Enrollment for the College shall notify each applicant concerning his or her admission status.

Admission Status

Applicants for Unconditional Admission status must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Must have graduated from high school and completed the high school core curriculum, and must present American College Test (ACT) scores of 19 on English and Reading and 20 on Mathematics or the equivalent SAT or Accuplacer scores.
  • Must present a minimum composite score of 19 on the ACT, a 910 on the SAT, or equivalent on the Accuplacer, if the applicant received a GED or graduated through home schooling or from a private high school after May 1, 2002.
  • Applicants must also present ACT scores of 19 on English and Reading and 20 on Mathematics or the equivalent SAT or Accuplacer scores. Must present ACT scores of 19 on English and Reading and 20 on Mathematics or the equivalent SAT or Accuplacer scores, if the applicant graduated from high school, received a GED, or graduated through home schooling or from a private high school prior to May 1, 2002.

Alternative Placement

Applicants who score a Composite Score of 14 or below on the ACT, a 690 or below on the SAT, or the equivalent on the Accuplacer will not be admitted to NPC. However, applicants falling into this category may be reassessed using the Accuplacer Reading.

Upon retesting, a score of 35 or better on the Accuplacer Reading will allow the student to be reevaluated for admission to NPC. Students who do not score at this level will be counseled to enroll in NPC’s Adult Basic Education and GED Center. Students admitted into alternative placement must successfully complete basic education courses and demonstrate a readiness for transitional/developmental college coursework by retesting on the ACT or an equivalent test and earning at least the minimum scores for Conditional Admission. Alternative placement students are not eligible to apply for Title IV federal financial aid at NPC.