2020-2021 Student Handbook 
    
    Mar 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Student Handbook

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 21 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 21 on Mathematics or the equivalent SAT or Accuplacer scores. Must present ACT scores of 19 on English and Reading and 21 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

Students must present a minimum of 14 on the Reading section of the ACT to be admitted, OR corresponding SAT or Accuplacer score.

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.