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 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:
- A completed Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
- 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.
- 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.
Students who have attended other accredited institutions of higher learning may be admitted to the college by submitting:
- A completed Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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:
- Application for admission.
- 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.
High school students who desire to complete college classes while maintaining their status as high school students may gain Dual Admission status by submitting:
- A completed Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
- 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.
- 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.
- National ACT /Placement test scores may be required in certain subjects.
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:
- A complete Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
- A partial high school transcript with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- An unconditional letter of recommendation from the high school principal and/or guidance counselor.
- National ACT /Placement test scores may be required in certain subjects
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 results of an Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) a blood assay for Mycobacterium tuberculosis: (i.e.; QuantiFERON TB Gold® or T-Spot®) and a chest x-ray performed within two months prior to beginning class. The blood assay and x-ray must be performed in the United States. [Students with signs or symptoms of tuberculosis or an abnormal x-ray will not be allowed to attend class without clearance from the Health Department.] Students are responsible for all costs associated with the tuberculosis screening.
- 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.
MI-BEST Integrated Pathways Program
To gain admission into the MI-BEST integrated pathways program, the applicant must:
- Gain acceptance into the MI-BEST program in a declared pathway through the Workforce Development Division.
- Complete a Northeast Mississippi Community College application for admission.
To obtain challenge exam credit through the MI-BEST Integrated Pathways Program:
The stududent must have an admission application on file and gain approval for taking the challenge exam for approved courses through the Workforce Development Division. If a student makes a satisfactory grade on the exam, the instructor will submit the grade to the Vice President of Instruction’s office. The Vice President of Instruction will write a memo to the Records office and the Business office. Once the Workforce Development Division has paid the challenge exam fee, the Business office will notify the Records office and the Records office will record a grade of “Z” for the course.
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.
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.
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.
Admission to Career Programs
Career Technical 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:
- Write a standardized achievement test selected by the College prior to enrollment,
- Be at least 18 years of age, and
- 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.
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.
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 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 will be registered for MAT 1233 - Intermediate Algebra . Students who score 84 or higher will be registered in MAT 1313 - College Algebra . Also, students with an 84 or higher can be registered for MAT 1323 - Trigonometry . Students who have an ACT sub score in Math of 22 or higher 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.