Vernon College (VC) has an open admission policy which ensures that all persons who can benefit from higher education have an opportunity to do so. The admission policy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, marital status, religion, disability, or age. VC admission policy, procedures, and decisions are managed by both the administration and faculty. All matters pertaining to admission to VC should be addressed to the Office of Admissions and Records.
Detailed program admissions procedures can be found in the Vernon College General Catalog.
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1. An Application for Admission should be completed at least three weeks prior to enrollment and returned to the Office of Admissions and Records. Upon receipt of the student’s application for Admission, the applicant will be issued a student PIN and I.D. number unique to Vernon College.
2. Official transcripts from the high school of graduation, colleges, or universities attended must be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records in Vernon, Texas. Transcripts should be ordered to arrive at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to registration and should be sent by the transmitting institution.
3. General Educational Development Test (GED) scores for students applying for admission by GED certificate should be provided to the Office of Admissions and Records thirty (30) calendar days prior to registration.
4. Upon receipt of the appropriate documents listed above, the applicant will be notified of his/her acceptance to Vernon College. If notice is not received within ten (10) calendar days after completion of the steps listed, the student should contact the Office of Admissions and Records.
5. Before registration, student skills may be assessed in reading, writing and mathematics. Results of this assessment are not used for admission; however, the test results will be used to determine eligibility to take specific courses.
6. In order to make as smooth a transition to VC as possible, each new applicant is required to attend New Student Orientation. Students should contact any counseling office for dates and times. Student advising for course selection (trial schedules) is provided by Vernon College Student Services’ Counseling Staff and/or Course Schedule Advisors (CSAs).
7. Students should obtain a printed registration guide for the dates and times designated for registration. Individuals registering after the final registration period will be charged a late registration fee.
8. All applicants and returning students who have questions concerning financial aid should contact the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible. Additional information is found under the Financial Aid section of this catalog.