Admissions Process for Freshman Applicants
Apply to the College
Submit the application with a $25 application fee.
Apply for Financial Aid
Applying for Financial Aid is a three-step process. We recommend that you apply online to speed up the process. It usually takes 1-2 weeks to process an online application or 6-8 weeks to process a paper application.
Take College Placement Test
Incoming students are evaluated in reading, writing, and mathematical skills. A College Placement Test is given to determine skill levels in these areas. The results will be used, along with other information, to place you in the courses appropriate to your level of preparation. In some cases this may include non-college level developmental education courses.
Sign up for New Student Advising
All first-time, full-time, and part-time students have to sign up to attend New Student Advising to register for classes. Transfer students can go directly to the Academic Advising Center in West Hall to be advised and to register for classes.
In order to attend New Student Advising, you need to:
- Be fully admitted into the College.
- Take your College Placement Test or submit paperwork to be exempt.
Group Advising provides an opportunity to:
- Meet with an academic advisor.
- Register for classes.
- Receive your Registration Statement.
Pay Your Bill
You can pay your tuition bill online using a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover). You can also pay your bill at Orientation if you come prepared with a debit or credit card. Students taking six or more credits can apply for a Payment Option Plan that will spread the bill over four payments.
Financial Aid applicants must either:
- Have financial aid credited to your account by the due date.
- Have a financial aid officer post a note to your account confirming your expected eligibility.