Admission - Policy (5.1)
Admission at the Community Colleges shall be as follows:
- Applicants for admission to a Community College should present evidence of graduation from an approved secondary school or should have been awarded a state high school diploma or its equivalent, or be qualified under the provisions of Board Policy 5.1.5 - Home Schooled Students.
- An applicant should have such maturity and other qualities which indicate an ability to profit from a program offered by the college.
- Applicants meeting these qualifications should be admitted to the limits indicated by available funds and space, and applications received beyond these limitations should be placed on a waiting list.
- The college president may grant a special waiver of these requirements for individuals.
- Notwithstanding the foregoing, whenever in the judgment of the college president the admission, readmission or registration for any course, whether credit or non-credit, of any person as a student would constitute an unreasonable threat to the safety of the people, the security of property or the integrity of academic processes or functions of the college, such person may be denied admission or readmission to the college or registration for the course.
(Adopted March 21, 1966; readopted May 17, 1966; amended May 10,
1971, April 18, 2005, December 17, 2007)
Home Schooled Students (5.1.5)
- A home-schooled student is defined, for purposes of this policy, as someone who has completed a secondary school education in a home school setting that is treated as a home school or private school under state law, or who is in the process of doing so.
- Home schooled students who wish to attend a Community College and pursue a degree or certificate must meet the same admission requirements as any other applicant, except for providing evidence of graduation from a secondary school or obtaining a state equivalency diploma. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, completing an application, paying admission fees, submitting evidence of inoculation against measles, mumps, and rubella, taking placement tests, etc.
- Home schooled applicants may also submit a copy of a transcript from any secondary school attended, whether or not they may have graduated therefrom, or a copy of a federal or state equivalency diploma, or a summary of the secondary program of study they pursued, and a certificate of successful completion thereof, signed by the parent or other provider of the home schooling.
- Home schooled applicants may be required to submit transcripts, or records of study, if such are required for other applicants.
- Home schooled applicants who wish to enroll at a Community College, but not pursue a degree or certificate, shall be treated as any other non-matriculated student at the college.
- Home schooled applicants may, at the discretion of the college to which they are applying, be required to have an in-person interview with the college’s director of admissions, or such other officer as the college may direct, to assess the applicant’s ability to benefit from the program of study.
- Each college shall develop such procedures, forms, and other materials as may be necessary to manage this policy.
- Each college shall also establish an appeals process, with appeals going to a designated dean, who may, in special circumstances, waive the requirements of the policy.
- If and when the State of Connecticut enacts laws or issues policies regarding home schooled students or their admission to public colleges, this policy will be revised and reissued, as may be necessary, to ensure compliance therewith.
(Adopted April 18, 2005)
Sex Offenders on Campus (5.1.1)
Whenever in the judgment of the college president the continued presence of a convicted sex offender who has been previously admitted or registered as a student, credit or non-credit, would constitute an unreasonable threat to the safety of people, the security of property or the integrity of academic processes and functions of the college, such person may be denied continued attendance as a student or have limitations placed on participation in college activities and/or access to college property.
The decision to exclude a person under this provision must be based on an assessment of the risk presented by the continued presence of the convicted sex offender, who normally must be allowed to provide information pertinent to the decision. The decision to exclude such person may not be based solely on the person’s status as a convicted sex offender, nor shall any person use information regarding a convicted sex offender to injure or harass any person. The decision of the president shall be final.
(Adopted December 17, 2007)