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Admission Policies & Requirements

Admission / Enrollment Policy

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute operates under the Open-Door Policy of the North Carolina Community College System. Students are accepted without regard to race, religion, sex, color, creed, national origin, age or disability.

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 16 years of age or older may be admitted into credit and continuing education courses in accordance with the concurrent enrollment policies adopted by the State of North Carolina. Students under the age of 16 years may be admitted to an Early College High School program, admitted to the Learn and Earn program or Huskins Bill program. The College reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant during any period of time that the student is suspended or expelled from another college or educational entity for non-academic disciplinary reasons.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to a degree, diploma and certificate program requires a high school diploma or the equivalent from an accredited school. Admission to the college does not imply immediate admission to the curriculum desired by the applicant, and admission to certain Health Science programs may have additional specific entrance requirements. Students who step out of school for two or more semesters must reapply. The Director of Enrollment Management coordinates and administers all admission requirements, policies and procedures.

If you have a . . . You may enroll in . . .
    High School Diploma     All programs **
    High School Equivalency®     All programs **
    No high school diploma or high school equivalency     Specific courses as Special Credit
** See selective admission health science programs.

False Information

Applicants are expected to demonstrate honesty in the completion of all necessary forms. False information will be grounds for rejection or dismissal.

Use of Social Security Numbers

The College collects social security numbers from all applicants for admission to ensure accurate records for required federal and state reporting. The College protects and restricts access to this information.