Policies & Procedures
Admission to Cowley County Community College is open to all individuals who can academically benefit from its educational programs.
Before full admission can be granted, students must provide
1. high school diploma or GED certificate.
2. transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
3. assessment scores or ACT scores demonstrating an ability to benefit from college level coursework.
Cowley College reserves the right to deny a student admission or readmission if it is determined to be in the best interests of the college community to do so, or if the college is unable to provide the services, courses or program(s) needed to assist the student in meeting educational objectives.
Applicants may be provisionally admitted for a maximum of 12 credit hours pending submission of the required documents.
Ability to benefit: Students who do not meet the ability to benefit guidelines will be admitted on a provisional basis, pending satisfactory progress in the essential skills curriculum. These students may enroll in a maximum of 13 credit hours and must earn a semester GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for continued enrollment.
Students of other colleges and universities and other applicants not seeking a degree from Cowley may be admitted as guest students. Guest students may earn a maximum of 12 credit hours. To enroll in additional hours, the student must first be fully admitted by providing the documents listed above. Guest students who have completed a degree will be exempt from the credit hour limit. Students in this category are considered non-degree seeking and will not declare a major.
High School and Gifted Students
Students who have not received a high school diploma and are currently enrolled as a high school sophomore, junior, or senior may obtain special student status and be admitted to the College if they meet minimum grade point and assessment requirements and obtain written authorization from the school principal. Freshmen who are gifted and the IEP documents their ability to benefit from college coursework or have been accepted for enrollment at an eligible postsecondary educational institution, may also obtain special student status and be admitted to the College if they meet minimum grade point and assessment requirements and obtain written authorization from the school principal.
Cowley welcomes students who are citizens of other nations and are able to meet admissions and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requirements.