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Enrollment Services



Admissions

Persons interested in applying for admission to NEMCC should request information from the Office of Enrollment Services. Applications for Admission, transcripts, and ACT/SAT scores are processed by the Office of Enrollment Services prior to issuing certificates of admission to qualified applicants. Students may complete an online application via the College website -  www.nemcc.edu, download the application via the College website, request a paper application, or apply in person in the Admissions Office in Ramsey Hall- Booneville campus, Northeast at New Albany, or Northeast at Corinth. All required documents should be submitted at least twenty (20) days prior to the semester in which the student plans to enroll. After all required documents are processed, the student will be notified of his/her admission status.

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a specific program. It is necessary to check the prerequisites for a program in order to determine ones’ eligibility for entry into that particular degree program. Some programs require a separate application and completion of prerequisites before entry. In an effort to serve the diverse needs of its student body, the college will admit students in one of the following categories:

Regular
Transfer
Visiting
Dual
Early
International

Regular Admission

Regular admission is granted to academic, technical, and career students who seek the Associate of Arts Degree, the Associate of Applied Science Degree, or the Career Certificate.

For regular admission to the college, the applicant must submit:

  1. A completed Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
  2. A transcript proving graduation from an approved and/or accredited high school or private academy, completion of an approved home school program, or documentation of a passing score on the General Education Development Test (GED), HiSet, or TASC.
  3. Scores on the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

NOTE: Vocational/Career certificate students who are 18 years of age or older may be admitted without a high school transcript; however, these students must earn a GED during their first semester at NEMCC in order to continue their studies. Some career certificate programs may require ACT/SAT. Some vocational/career certificate students may be given the ACCUPLACER test prior to the completion of the enrollment process.

NOTE: ACT scores are not required for students over 21 years of age for acceptance into NEMCC, however, the test may be required for entry into specific programs. A placement test may also be required.

Transfer Admission

Students who have attended other accredited institutions of higher learning may be admitted to the college by submitting:

  1. A completed Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
  2. All official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended. Credits will be accepted from other regionally accredited colleges/universities. Students who have earned under a 2.0 GPA at a previous institution must seek admission via the admissions appeal process. Failure to list all previously attended colleges/universities may result in cancellation of enrollment.
  3. A transcript proving graduation from an approved and/or accredited high school or private academy, completion of an approved home school program or documentation of a passing score on the General Educational Development (GED) test. Students who have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit with a 2.0 or higher grade point average (measured on a 4.0 scale) from a single college or university are exempt from this requirement.
  4. Scores on the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). (If the student has earned more than 12 semester hours of credit at a previous institution, this requirement may not apply.) The College may require scores on the Accuplacer exam for placement purposes.
  5. Students with a transfer GPA below a 2.0 must seek admission through the Admissions Committee. The student must submit an appeal letter. The Admissions Committee will review the appeal letter and all college transcripts.  The student will be notified of the committee’s decision.

A maximum of 45 semester hours of transfer credit may be applied toward a degree program.

The Registrar’s office awards all transfer credit.  Evaluation of transfer equivalencies may involve the Registrar’s office, Instruction office, Division Heads, and faculty members.

Appeals

The Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar will review all materials submitted by an applicant to make an admission decision. Should a decision be made that is unacceptable to the applicant, an appeal of the decision may be made to the Admissions Committee of the college. The applicant must request an appeal hearing in writing to the Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar. The written request must specify the reason that the decision is unacceptable. In addition, the applicant must specify the facts that should be considered that would justify a different decision by the committee. A majority vote by the Admissions Committee will constitute a final decision. The decision of the committee will be rendered in writing within 48 hours after the committee reaches a decision.

Visiting Student Admission

Students who wish to attend a session at Northeast Mississippi Community College during a summer session and then re-enter the college last attended the next regular session may do so by completing the following:

  1. Application for admission.
  2. File an official transcript or letter of good standing (summer admission only) with the Office of Enrollment Services. (Please check with the Office of Enrollment Services for clarification on which document will be needed)

Students should also seek permission from the Dean of the college/university to which they will be returning to ensure acceptance of the credit earned at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Readmission Requirements

A returning degree seeking student who has not attended Northeast for one academic semester or more must apply for readmission. If the student has attended other colleges, official transcripts of college work completed since last attending Northeast must be provided to the Office of Enrollment Services.

Suspended/Excluded Students

Students who have been suspended/excluded may request readmission to the college without the normal one semester of non-attendance. Students seeking early reinstatement may request an appointment with the Vice President of Instruction, who will decide the status of readmission to the College.

The Vice President of Instruction will consider extenuating circumstances offered by the student, his/her current GPA status, the potential for remediation and/or academic correction, and the recommendation of the student’s advisor as the basis of a decision to readmit. Conditional readmission may be granted for one or two semesters at the discretion of the Vice President of Instruction. During each semester of conditional reinstatement, the student is required to achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher on all academic work attempted during the period. The decision of the Vice President of Instruction is final.

Students are notified of their academic standing via email at the end of each semester. 

Dual Admission

High school students who desire to complete college classes while maintaining their status as high school students may gain Dual Admission status by submitting:

  1. A completed Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
  2. A high school transcript which documents a minimum of fourteen (14) high school units with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students who have an ACT score of 30 or higher may be granted Dual Admissions status without completing 14 units provided all other criteria are met. A home-schooled student must submit a transcript prepared by a parent, guardian, or custodian with a signed, sworn affidavit to meet the requirement of this paragraph.
  3. An unconditional letter of recommendation from the high school principal and/or guidance counselor. A home-schooled student must submit a written recommendation from the students’ parent, legal guardian or legal custodian. 
  4. National ACT /Placement test scores may be required in certain subjects.

Dual Credit

Selective academically qualified high school students enrolled in college level courses at their respective schools earning both high school and college credit at the same time. Items needed for enrollment are:

  1. A complete Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
  2. A partial high school transcript with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  3. An unconditional letter of recommendation from the high school principal and/or guidance counselor.
  4. National ACT /Placement test scores may be required in certain subjects.

MI-BEST Integrated Pathways Program

To gain admission into the MI-BEST integrated pathways program, the applicant must:

  1. Gain acceptance into the MI-BEST program in a declared pathway through the Workforce Development Division.
  2. Complete a Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.

International Students

Based on NEMCC’s mission statement, foreign students will be admitted to Northeast Mississippi Community College if they can prove such ties to the College’s five-county district as having a family member/sponsor as a 5 county district resident  or being a foreign exchange student in a district high school.

The deadline for International admissions is May 1st for the fall term and October 1st for the spring term.

International applicants must be degree seeking and in addition to the Regular Admission criteria, must submit the following:

  • Documentation of a minimum score of 525 paper based; 197 computer based; or 72 Internet based on the “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL).
  • A Sponsor Declaration form which demonstrates evidence of sufficient funds to cover college and personal expenses while in attendance.
  • (Tuition, fees, dormitory fees, and meal tickets must be paid at the time of registration.)
  • Translated proof of comprehensive medical health insurance coverage.
  • Provide high school and/or college transcripts with English evaluation of that coursework.
  • Provide translated records of two vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella; provide evidence of vaccination for hepatitis B; and provide documentation of tuberculosis screening (within the last year).
  • Verification of appropriate VISA status.
  • Additional fees may apply.
  • If the high school or college previously attended by an International student is outside the United States, the transcript submitted to Northeast Mississippi Community College must be certified by WES credential services.
  • International students must enroll as a full-time student.

The college reserves the right to determine the number of international students admitted and to change policies stated herein as deemed necessary. International students will be billed at the out-of-state tuition rate and will have to meet standard admission requirements.

Undocumented students will be billed at the out-of-state tuition rate and will have to meet standard admission requirements. If the high school or college previously attended by an undocumented student is outside the United States, the transcript submitted to Northeast Mississippi Community College must be certified by WES credential services.

Senior Citizen Admission

Senior Citizens (age 62 or older) are admitted tuition free to classes on a space available basis. However, they assume responsibility for the purchase of books, lab fees and any other materials.

Residency

Resident Requirements

Northeast Mississippi Community College determines the status of applicants and students as interpreted from laws enacted by the Mississippi Legislature. The residential status of students under age 21 is that of their parent. For students over 21 years of age, residential status is the place where he/she physically resides with the intention of remaining there indefinitely. Proof of residency documents and additional information is available in the Office of Enrollment Services located in Ramsey Hall. Students must have resolved all residency challenges with the Office of Enrollment Services prior to enrollment.

Placement Testing

When new students are admitted to the college, their ACT scores are reviewed to determine if specific academic skills need to be improved.

Students with ACT English sub scores 16 and below will be registered for ENG 0113 Beginning English and Reading. Completion of this course with a “C” will qualify the student for entry in ENG 1113 - English Composition I . Students who wish to challenge their English placement according to the Accuplacer test should go to the Counseling Center. A score of 5 on the Accuplacer is required for placement in ENG 1113 .

The College uses ACT math sub-scores along with credits in high school mathematics courses for placement in college mathematics courses. Students with credit in high school Algebra I and Algebra II and an ACT Math sub-score of 19 or above may register for MAT 1313 - College Algebra . Students with ACT math sub scores of 18 and below will be registered for MAT 1233 - Intermediate Algebra . Students with a Math ACT sub-score 16 and below have the option of choosing to register for  MAT 0123 - Beginning Algebra . If a student questions his/her math placement, he/she may take the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test to determine his/her accurate placement level in mathematics. Students who score 52.9 or lower have the option of choosing to register for MAT 0123 - Beginning Algebra . Students who score 53 to 83.9 and have credit in high school Algebra I will be registered for MAT 1233 - Intermediate Algebra . Students who score 84 or higher and have credit in high school Algebra I and II, will be registered in MAT 1313 - College Algebra . Also, students with an 84 or higher with credit in high school Algebra I and II, can be registered for MAT 1323 - Trigonometry . Students who have an ACT sub score in Math of 22 or higher with credit in Advanced Math and Trigonometry in high school can register for the following: MAT 1513 - Business Calculus I , or MAT 1613 - Calculus I .

If a student’s curriculum requires BIO 2514 - Anatomy and Physiology I , an ACT composite score of 19 or above is necessary for enrollment in the course. Students with a composite of 18 or below will be required to enroll in BIO 1534 - Survey of Anatomy and Physiology .

Students who wish to challenge their mathematics placement according to the Accuplacer test should see the Math/Science Division Head in McCoy Hall. Students who wish to challenge their English placement according to the Accuplacer test should see the Counseling Center in Ramsey Hall.

FERPA

(Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974)

Northeast Mississippi Community College is in compliance with provisions granted under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Under this law, students enrolled in any educational institution receiving federal funds are given certain rights concerning school records.

The following rights are accorded under this act:

  1. Students are entitled to have access to their school records upon request. This request should be directed to the Registrar of the college.
  2. Students are entitled to inspect and review the contents of their school records, and to challenge the contents if they feel they are inaccurate, misleading, in violation of the privacy of other rights of the student, or if they contain inappropriate data. If students wish to challenge the contents, they should write the Registrar and clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.
  3. Students have a right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Northeast Mississippi Community College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Compliance Office
600 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-4605

  1. Before any school records will be released to third parties (colleges, potential employers, etc.), the school must have the student’s written consent. Exception:

    The records may be forwarded to officials of another college, upon request, in which the student seeks or intends to enroll.
  1. Upon receipt of a subpoena or judicial order requiring the Registrar to relinquish control of their records, students will be notified of the subpoena or judicial order before the Registrar will relinquish control of the records.
  2. The law allows “directory information” about students to be made public without specific permission. The FERPA Compliance Office considers the following items to be directory information:
  • Name
  • Degrees and awards received
  • Address
  • Most recent previous institution attended
  • Telephone number
  • Participation in officially recognized activities/sports
  • Date and place of birth
  • Dates of attendance
  • Major Fields of Study
  • Email address
  • Weight and height of individuals on athletic teams
  1. All inquiries pertaining to records should be made to:

Registrar
Northeast Mississippi Community College
101 Cunningham Blvd
Booneville, MS 38829

Admission to Career Programs

Students enrolling in Career, Technical and Certificate programs must meet the regular college admission requirements prior to enrollment.

Persons entering a Career Certificate Program with less than a high school diploma or the equivalent must:

  1. Write a standardized achievement test selected by the College prior to enrollment,
  2. Be at least 18 years of age, and
  3. Complete a high school equivalent (GED) by the end of the first semester’s enrollment.

All students enrolled in Career Certificate programs must write a standardized achievement test, which will be administered through the Student Success Center. Students scoring below the State cut off in any one of the basic disciplines (sentence structures, mathematics, or reading), will be required to enroll in fundamental related classes which are taught in conjunction with the program.

Admission to Allied Health Programs

  1. Applicants to Allied Health Programs must meet requirements for admission to the college.
  2. Program specific applications must be submitted by May 1st for August admission or September 15th for January admission (admission in January is limited to readmission applicants). Dental Hygiene applications are due by April 1st.
  3. Applicants to Allied Health Programs must provide to the college records office proof of a composite ACT score of 17 or greater and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or greater.
  4. Applicants whose ACT scores are below 17 may be considered for admission after completion of 12 semester hours of prescribed academic courses with a CGPA of 2.00 or greater.
  5. Applicants to Allied Health Programs (with the exception of Medical Laboratory Technology and Medical Assisting) must complete BIO 2514  and BIO 2524  with grade of “C” or greater prior to admission.
  6. Acceptable Health Status - Once admitted, Allied Health students must supply, on program forms, proof of a physical examination and identified immunizations and tests and must document an acceptable health status. Review of the submitted data may result in the request for additional documentation, psychiatric evaluation, and/or drug/alcohol screens if indicated. Students must comply with any such requests. Students must be able to exhibit performance requirements which include adequate cognition, sensory, affective, and psychomotor abilities, i.e. vision, hearing, mobility, speaking, and manual dexterity. Final admission status cannot be determined until the health status has been validated. Students may not attend clinical experiences until acceptable health status has been validated.
  7. Criminal Background/Fingerprinting Procedure - In accordance to the Mississippi State Law as stated in the State Statute §37-29-232, Northeast Mississippi Community College Health Science Programs: Associate Degree Nursing, Medical Assisting Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Practical Nursing Education, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Care Technology require students to submit to and satisfactorily complete a criminal background check/ fingerprinting. Admission may be rescinded and reversed based on review of the students’ criminal background check. At any time, the college may ask a student to clarify current legal status by completing the fingerprinting process. Students who refuse to submit to a criminal background check/fingerprinting or do not pass the criminal background check/fingerprinting will be dismissed from the program. Students who are dismissed from a Health Science Program may seek admission into another educational program that does not have a clinical component requirement in its curriculum.
  8. CPR Certification - All students admitted to Allied Health Programs must obtain and maintain current American Heart Association CPR certification for Health Care Providers.

NOTE: Meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to any program of study. Applicants are rated and ranked on program rating tools. These rating tools are available with the program application. Applications are available from the Division of Health Sciences office in Childers Hall and from the NEMCC website.

NOTE: Students who, once admitted, fail to complete the program of study may be readmitted only once to the program of study. A student may reapply for program admission after a period of five years.

In addition, the following requirements exist for the following programs:

Dental Hygiene

Applicants for the Dental Hygiene Technology program must have completed the Pre-Dental Hygiene curriculum with a grade of “C” or higher before being admitted to the program. Completion of the Pre-Dental Hygiene curriculum does not guarantee admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

Medical Assisting

Applicants for the Medical Assisting program must complete BIO 1534  or BIO 2514  with a grade of “C” or higher before admittance to the program.

Medical Laboratory Technology

Applicants should seek an advising appointment with the MLT faculty.

Practical Nursing

Applicants for the Practical Nursing Program must complete BIO 2514  and BIO 2524  with a grade of “C” or higher.

Radiologic Technology

Applicants for the Radiologic Technology program must complete all college parallel courses for the program of study before being admitted to the program.

Respiratory Care

Applicants for the Respiratory Care Technology program must complete either MAT 1233  or MAT 1313  with a grade of “C” or higher before admittance to the program.

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program

Individuals seeking admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program must meet the requirements for admission to the college and the requirements listed below.

  1. Applicants must apply to the Office of Admissions and be accepted by the college.
  2. In addition, applicants must complete the A.D.N. application for admission. A.D.N. program applications are available from the Division of Health Sciences office and from the NEMCC website, www.nemcc.edu. Applications must be submitted by April 1st for applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the program for the fall semester and November 1st for admission for the spring semester. Only transfer and advanced placement students or students needing to repeat a nursing course are considered for spring admission. Late applications for admission will be considered only if space remains available.
  3. Written requests for applications or completed application forms may be mailed to:

Associate Degree Nursing Program
Childers Hall
Northeast Mississippi Community College
101 Cunningham Boulevard
Booneville, MS 38829

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  1. ACT composite score (or equivalent) of 19 AND completion of BIO 2514  and BIO 2524  with a grade of “C” and a 2.0 GPA
    OR
  2. ACT composite score (or equivalent) of 17 or 18, completion of BIO 2514  and BIO 2524  with a grade of “C”, completion of 15 hours of required general courses in the nursing curriculum with grade of “C”, and a 2.5 GPA.
    NOTE: Applicants whose ACT composite scores (or equivalent) are below 17 will not be considered for admission or rated unless all eligible applicants have been admitted. Candidates whose ACT composite scores are below 17 must complete the requirements above.
  3. Applicants wishing to transfer credit for nursing courses must meet the admission requirements of the NEMCC and the A.D.N. program and be eligible for readmission to the previous school of nursing. Written documentation of eligibility must be sent from the transfer institution. Courses are evaluated for content equivalency by the student.
  4. Applicants are rated and ranked using a point system derived from objective data which includes the composite ACT score, the cumulative GPA, general courses in the nursing curriculum and nursing courses completed at NEMCC successful completion of  BIO 2514   & BIO 2524  on first attempt, Mississippi residency, and documented professional commitment indicators.
  • ACT composite scores (or equivalent) will be considered if documentation is provided to the college by May 1st (November 1st for January admissions).
  • Professional indicators will be considered on the rating form if documentation is provided to the college by the date of NEMCC May graduation (November 1st for January admissions).
  • Courses completed by the end of the spring semester at NEMCC will be considered on the rating form.
  • Transcripts from other institutions are due to the office of admissions by the date of NEMCC May graduation.
  • Applicants will be rated and ranked in order from highest to lowest using the published rating scale by June 1st for the fall admissions or December 15th for the spring admission. In the event of a tie in the rating/ranking process, admission order is determined by the CGPA.
  • All who apply to the nursing program are notified by mail or e-mail concerning their admission status.
  • Applicants are responsible for updating their addresses and contact information in the Division of Health Sciences office.
  • Applicants seeking admission or readmission to NUR 1229 , NUR 2339 , or NUR 2449  who meet the admission criteria are rated, ranked, and admitted as space is available in the following order: 1) readmission students, 2) LPN-ADN challenge students, and 3) Students transferring nursing credit from another institution.

Acceptable Health Status

Once admitted, students must supply, on program forms, proof of a physical examination and identified immunizations and tests and must document an acceptable health status.

Review of the submitted data may result in the request for additional documentation, psychiatric evaluation, and/or drug/alcohol screens if indicated. Students must comply with any such requests. Students must be able to exhibit performance requirements which include adequate cognition, sensory, affective, and psychomotor abilities in order to perform the duties of a practicing nurse, i.e., vision, mobility, hearing, speaking, and manual dexterity.

Criminal Background Check

In accordance to the Mississippi State Law as stated in the State Statute §37-29-232, Northeast Mississippi Community College Health Science Programs: Associate Degree Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, Practical Nursing Education, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Care Technology require students to submit to and satisfactorily complete a criminal background check/fingerprinting. Admission may be rescinded and reversed based on review of the students’ criminal background check. At any time, the college may ask a student to clarify current legal status by completing the fingerprinting process. Students who refuse to submit to a criminal background check/fingerprinting or do not pass the criminal background check/fingerprinting will be dismissed from the program. Students who are dismissed from a Health Science Program may seek admission into another educational program that does not have a clinical component requirement in its curriculum.