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Non-Traditional Students


Non-traditional students are those who have been out of high school for at least five years or your high school class graduated at least five years ago.


Non-Traditional Freshmen

Provisional acceptance is based on the following criteria:

  • Have been out of high school at least five years or high school class graduated at least five years ago.
  • Hold a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school as specified in the Board of Regents policy section 402.0101 or have satisfactorily completed the GED, HiSET, or TASC.
  • Have earned between zero (0) and 29 transferable semester credit hours.
  • Have a 2.0 or higher on all attempted college work.*

Upon admission, you may be required to take the ACCUPLACER test, a computerized placement test that measures skills in math, reading, and writing. Contact the Academic Success Center to schedule a time to take the test. The ACCUPLACER must be completed prior to enrollment. If you have taken the COMPASS exam within the last year, you may be able to submit those scores instead of taking ACCUPLACER. Contact the Academic Success Center for more details.

*If you have under a 2.0 on all attempted college work, you may contact our office to discuss additional options.


Non-Traditional Transfers

Acceptance is based on the following criteria:

  • Have been out of high school at least five years or high school class graduated at least five years ago.
  • Hold a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school as specified in the Board of Regents policy section 402.0101 or have satisfactorily completed the GED, HiSET, or TASC.
  • Have earned 30+ transferable semester credit hours.
  • Have a 2.0 or higher on all attempted college work.*

*If you have under a 2.0 on all attempted college work, you may contact our office to discuss additional options.

If you have been out of college for five or more years, we strongly recommend that you contact the Academic Success Center to learn more about the services provided to help you succeed in college.


Transfer and spring/fall transient students who have taken remedial, learning support, and/or required high school curriculum make-up courses in college must:

  • Exit those courses successfully, and
  • Earn credit for Area A equivalent courses that correspond to the mandated remedial/learning support courses with a “C” or higher.

Last updated: 4/19/2018