Admission Requirements

 

Admission Requirements*

In general, you may enroll if you have a high school diploma or the equivalent or are at least 18 years of age and can benefit from a program of study. A student must complete an Application for Admission (available online at www.dcc.vccs.edu/BecomeaStudent) and may be admitted by meeting one of the following:

 

1. Graduate of accredited high school

2. Admission by GED Examination

3. Admission by transfer

4. Dual enrollment

5. Concurrent enrollment (High school students)

6. Homeschooled student enrollment

7. Contract arrangement

8. International student (see detail below)

 

*Danville Community College may admit students 18 years of age or older who have not completed high school. Admission to the College does not mean admission to a curriculum or to a program that has additional requirements.

 

Graduate of an accredited high school: A graduate of an accredited high school is eligible for admission without regard to the units or courses taken in high school. An official high school transcript showing graduation must be presented for admission. If the student has been out of high school ten (10) years or more, high school transcripts are not required for admission to the College; however, certain programs may require high school transcripts for admission.

 

Admission by GED Examination: A non-high school graduate who is at least 16 years of age and who has successfully completed the General Education Development test (GED) is eligible to apply for admission.  A copy of the GED scores must be presented for admission.

 

Admission by Transfer: If you are requesting transfer from another college, you should:

1. Submit official transcript(s) of all previous college work.

2. Submit official high school transcript(s) if awarded within the past ten (10) years.

 

Upon acceptance, you will meet with a counselor and/or an appropriate academic division dean who will outline for you which previously taken courses, fit the program of study in which you are enrolling. Generally, no credit will be given for courses with grades lower than “C.” You may be advised to repeat courses in order to make satisfactory progress in your curriculum. (Coursework transferred in or accepted for credit must be completed at an institution accredited by a post-secondary regional accrediting commission at the time the coursework was completed.)



For High School Students:  (Also see our Dual Enrollment Page)

Dual Enrollment: Danville Community College may enter a contractual agreement with high schools in the service region and offer college-level courses through the high school. In accordance with the Virginia Community College System statewide agreement on dual enrollment, students enrolled in these courses may earn both high school and college credit. Dual Enrollment is restricted to high school juniors and seniors.  All students admitted under this section must demonstrate readiness for college, meet the applicable college placement requirements and address all other college admission criteria.  Because enrolling freshman and sophomore students is considered exceptional, the college ready status of each prospective freshman and sophomore student will be treated on a case-by-case basis, and formal approval by the College President is required.  Documentation of parental permission is required for all dual enrollment students. Click here to access the Dual Enrollment Application Form.

 

Concurrent Enrollment: High school juniors and seniors may be admitted to the College and enroll for courses prior to graduating from high school. Prior to admission, the College must receive a completed Concurrent Enrollment Form approved by the student, the student’s parents, and his/her high school principal, and be approved by the Danville Community College Admissions Committee.  All students admitted under this section must demonstrate readiness for college, meet the applicable college placement requirements and address all other college admission criteria.  Because enrolling freshman and sophomore students is considered exceptional, the college ready status of each prospective freshman and sophomore student will be treated on a case-by-case basis and formal approval by the College President is required.  Students requesting to take courses at the freshman and sophomore level will be restricted to enrolling in a maximum of one credit course per session. Click here to access Concurrent Enrollment Form.

 

Homeschooled Student: Homeschooled students studying at the high school junior or senior levels may be admitted to the College and enroll in courses prior to the completion of high school.  Prior to admission, the College must receive a completed Homeschooled Student Enrollment Form signed by the student, the student’s parents, and his/her high school principal/overseer for homeschooler course work, and be approved by the Danville Community College Admissions Committee.  Homeschooled students must provide a copy of a home school agreement approved by the school district or letter declaring home school for religious exemption.  All students admitted under this section must demonstrate readiness for college, meet the applicable college placement requirements and address all other college admission criteria.  Because enrolling freshman and sophomore students is considered exceptional, the college ready status of each prospective freshman and sophomore student will be treated on a case-by-case basis and formal approval by the College President is required. Click here for Homeschooled Enrollment Form.


 

Contract/Memorandum of Agreement: Under certain circumstances, Danville Community College may enter into an agreement with business, industrial, and governmental groups to provide educational services. Students admitted under this arrangement will receive full benefit of College services; however, they may need to meet additional requirements in order to enroll in a specific program.

 

International Students: Besides the College’s general admission requirements, all international students must demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral English. Applications, and all required papers, must be received by April 30 for admission to the fall term or by August 30 for admission to the spring term. No applications will be taken after the dates indicated for each semester.

 

Admission Denied/Revoked:  The College reserves the right to evaluate and document special cases and to refuse admission if the College determines that the applicant is a threat or a potential danger to the college community or if such refusal is considered to be in the best interest of the College.  The decision is final and not subject to appeal. Students whose admission is revoked after enrollment will be given due process.  Please see Appeal Process for Revoked Admission in the catalog.

 

*Admission to the College does not mean admission to a curriculum or to a program which has additional requirements such as practical nursing./p>

 

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