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Admission Requirements

FULL-TIME STUDENTS

Students who enroll in 12 or more hours whether day, evening, online, or any combination thereof must meet the following admissions requirements to be fully admitted to the college.
ALL prospective students must submit a current, complete application for admission.
First-Time Freshmen

First-time freshmen must submit an official high school transcript from a regionally accredited high school showing the graduation date, type of diploma, and signature of the high school official. it must be submitted from the high school to the Admissions Office or delivered in a sealed school envelope. Students who complete high school with an Occupational Diploma, a Certificate of Attendance, or the equivalent will not be admitted into the College. Students who obtain the General Educational Development (GED), the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), or the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) credential must have an official GED, HiSET, or TASC transcript sent to the college from an official testing center or GED state office.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must submit an official transcript from any regionally accredited college attended or any documentation accepted for a First-Time Freshman.

It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that students submit all transcripts when enrolling initially at Holmes since some honors, scholarships, elections, and awards are based on cumulative grades rather than grades at Holmes alone.

TO REGISTER FOR COURSES THAT HAVE PREREQUISITES, STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WHICH SHOW THE PREREQUISITES.


PART-TIME STUDENTS

Students enrolled in less than 12 hours whether day, evening, online, or any combination thereof must meet the following admission requirements to be admitted as a part-time student.
ALL prospective students must submit a current, complete application for admission.
First-Time Freshmen

First-time freshmen must submit an official high school transcript from a regionally accredited high school showing the graduation date, type of diploma, and signature of the high school official and it must be submitted from the high school to the Admissions Office or delivered in a sealed school envelope. Students who complete high school with an Occupational Diploma, a Certificate of Attendance, or the equivalent will not be admitted into the College. Students who obtained the General Educational Development (GED), the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), or the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) credential must have an official GED, HiSET, or TASC transcript sent to the college from an official testing center or GED state office.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must submit an official transcript from any regionally accredited college attended or any documentation accepted for a First-Time Freshman.

Students who enter part-time and change later to full time must meet the admission requirements for full-time students during the first fourth of the semester in which they become full time.
It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that students submit all transcripts when enrolling initially at Holmes since some honors, scholarships, elections, and awards are based on cumulative grades rather than grades at Holmes alone.

TO REGISTER FOR COURSES THAT HAVE PREREQUISITES, STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WHICH SHOW THE PREREQUISITES.


TRANSFER STUDENTS

A transfer student is defined as one who has hours attempted on his/her permanent record at another institution. A transfer student must have an official transcript sent from any regionally accredited institution attended or submit any documentation accepted for a First-Time Freshman. A student who is on disciplinary probation or suspension at another institution must petition the respective campus Vice President for a special hearing and must meet the same academic achievement requirements as native students.

TO REGISTER FOR COURSES THAT HAVE PREREQUISITES, STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WHICH SHOW THE PREREQUISITES.


FOREIGN-BORN STUDENTS

Holmes Community College does NOT provide INS documentation for student visas and does not provide any other INS documentation to students with other types of visas. Documentation of legal status must be provided prior to registration for students who are born outside of the United States and/or who graduated from a high school outside the United States. Official translations and evaluations of foreign transcripts by an approved agency are required for all foreign-born students at the student’s expense.

For a list of approved agencies, contact the Director of Admissions and Records, P.O. Box 398, Goodman, MS 39079. The translation and evaluation must be mailed directly to Holmes Community College from the approved evaluation service. All requirements for admission to Holmes Community College shall be met within the first one-fourth of the semester of initial enrollment. Failure to provide official documentation within that period shall result in the student being administratively withdrawn, changed to audit, and/or placed on admissions hold.


TRANSIENT SUMMER SCHOOL ADMISSION

Students who are enrolled in another institution of higher learning during a spring semester and plan to return to the same school in the fall should submit the following:

1. A current and complete application for admission.
2. An official transcript from the last regionally accredited college attended or a letter of good standing or transient letter signed by the college registrar.

TO REGISTER FOR COURSES THAT HAVE PREREQUISITES, STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WHICH SHOW THE PREREQUISITES.


PROBATIONARY ADMISSION

Transfer students must have a 1.75 or greater GPA on the last semester of attendance in order to be admitted in Good Standing. Transfer students who have below a 1.75 on the last semester will be admitted on Probation. Transfer students who have below a 1.75 on the last semester may be admitted on Probation. A student who is on disciplinary probation or suspension from another institution must petition the respective campus Vice President for a special hearing and must meet the same academic achievement requirements as native students. For more details see Academic Achievement.


EARLY ADMISSION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The boards of trustees of the community and junior college districts have established an early admission program for advanced high school students who are no longer enrolled in high school. Applicants for Early Admission Program must meet all requirements listed in the Dual Enrollment Program and have a minimum ACT composite of twenty-six (26) or the equivalent SAT score. Students in the Early Admission program may NOT be currently enrolled in high school.