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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Other Student Types

Non-Degree Students

Non-degree seeking students are those students who enroll in one or more courses but do not desire to graduate from one of the established curricula. The student may register for any course which is open to all students and does not require a prerequisite. However, if a student plans to register for a course that requires a prerequisite course, the student must submit an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution showing completion of this requirement with a grade of “C” or better prior to registering. An applicant who plans to enroll in mathematics and/or English courses must satisfactorily complete the College placement test requirement. Students may not register for courses in a program that has a waiting list or restricted admission (such as nursing).

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid or veterans benefits nor are they permitted to earn any degree, diploma or certificate awarded by the College.

Provisional Status Students

Students who lack sufficient admissions data for their files at the time of application are considered provisionally admitted students. Students classified in this manner must provide all necessary data following actual enrollment.

Undocumented Students

Alamance Community College adheres to the North Carolina legislation regarding the admission of undocumented immigrants in community colleges.

Eligibility Requirements/Guidelines

  • Undocumented immigrants must have graduated from an U.S. public high school, private high school, or home school that operates in compliance with state or local law. Undocumented immigrants with a GED credential are not considered to have “graduated from an U.S. public high school, private high school, or home school” and therefore are not eligible to be admitted to a community college. An undocumented immigrant with a diploma from an Adult High School that is located in the U.S. and operates or operated in compliance with State or local law is eligible to be admitted to a community college.
  • Undocumented immigrants may not be admitted into a program of study that requires a professional license for admission since federal law prohibits states from granting professional licenses to undocumented immigrants.
  • Undocumented immigrants will be charged out-of-state tuition whether or not they reside in North Carolina.
  • Undocumented immigrants may not register for courses until the final registration period each semester.

International Students

ACC welcomes international students who have completed an equivalent to a 12-year public education in the USA and possess the requisite English proficiency skills necessary to be successful in any of our programs of study. Admission requirements include:

  1. Official transcripts from any college(s) attended. A notarized, U.S.-credentialed, translation of these documents into English may be needed. In that case, it is the applicant’s responsibility to secure the services of an independent academic credential evaluation provider. Providers are listed on the College’s website.
  2. Test score report. Minimum admissions test scores are 88 on the Internet-based TOEFL or a band of 6.5 on the IELTS. 
  3. A notarized affidavit of sponsorship form requiring specific information about the student’s (or student’s sponsor’s) financial eligibility for study at ACC. The College does not provide any medical coverage for students and is not liable for any expenses that a student incurs.
  4. Visa Clearance Form (for transfer students only). The college that the student is currently attending completes this form. A photocopy of the student’s visa page of the passport is also required. A student must be enrolled for at least one semester in the college that originally issued the I-20. An official transcript from that school must accompany the application.

For more information regarding Admissions, consult Policy 5.1.1 and Procedure General Admissions Procedures at alamancecc.edu/policies