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3. If you have previously attended college or any other postsecondary institutions, you must provide an official copy of your college transcript. This is required even if you do not wish to have previous work evaluated for transfer. Transcripts must be sent from the originating institution to NCC. 4. All degree seeking students must have on file an OFFICIAL FINAL high school transcript. It must be on file by the 14th day of the semester of which the student starts. Failure to have the document on file will result in removal of all courses for the semester. Any exceptions to this policy must be discussed with the Director of Enrollment Management. 5. Placement Assessment: You are required to submit Placement Assessment Test scores prior to registering for classes. Northwest Iowa Community College accepts ACT, COMPASS, Asset, and Accuplacer assessment scores. If you need to take a Placement Assessment Test, call NCC at 712-324-5061, 800-352-4907 or email admissions@nwicc.edu to set up an Accuplacer appointment. Readmission If you previously attended Northwest Iowa Community College and you have been absent for at least one semester (excluding the summer session), you are required to apply for readmission. Students who wish to be readmitted will be expected to meet all applicable requirements including submitting transcripts from other colleges attended since the last attendance at NCC. Readmission to Applied Technology programs will be subject to the availability of space and an evaluation of previous progress. International Students International students are encouraged to enroll in programs at Northwest Iowa Community College. In order to be admitted you must take the TOEFL examination. Campus Visitation If you are interested in attending NCC, we strongly encourage you to schedule a campus visit. The visit may include a meeting with representatives from admissions, financial aid, housing, counseling, Division Deans, and instructors. The visit may also include a tour of the campus with special emphasis on your program of interest. Orientation If you are a new student, NCC requests that you attend an orientation session. Sessions will be held at various times throughout the year, and you will be notified of the times and dates. The sessions include review of policies and procedures, academic advising, and registration for classes. STUDENT SERVICES ______________________________________________________ Academic Advising All NCC students are assigned to an academic advisor and must meet with him/her each semester during the registration period. Your advisor can assist you with developing an educational plan to meet your career goals, identify on and off campus resources to help with academic success, help with course selection and appropriate sequencing of courses, and answer your questions as they arise. Academic Advisor/Counseling The Director of Secondary Programs and Student Development is the staff position at Northwest Iowa Community College which coordinates counseling for students who are experiencing personal, academic or social concerns. The Director of Secondary Programs and Student Development makes referrals to outside agencies when needed. If you feel that you might need counsel, please contact Beth Frankenstein, ext. 242. In the absence of the Director of Secondary Programs and Student Development, the Vice President of Student & Academic Services will make the referral. Career Assistance At NCC Career assistance is available to NCC students and to interested individuals in the following areas: • Career Resource Area (Library)—brochures, videos and web addresses • Resume Evaluation (Learning Center, Library, or TRIO) • Interviewing Tips (Learning Center, Library or TRIO) • Interest Profile Assessment (Learning Center) • Current Job Listings (see Placement below) If interested in receiving career assistance, please contact the Director of Learning Center. Placement The Placement Office can help you find employment relating to your specific training, abilities, and interests both while a student and after graduation. Current full and part-time employment opportunity listings are available via email and at http://bit.ly/nccjobs. Please submit your email address and program to jobs@nwicc.edu to be added to the email list. TRIO TRIO Student Support Services is a federal grant program funded by the United States Department of Education. Its objective is to motivate, encourage, and assist students to reach their goal of graduating from their program at NCC and transferring to a four-year college. TRIO services are free and available to students who apply, meet eligibility requirements and are accepted to the program. Once accepted into the program, students are offered a variety of services including professional tutoring, academic advising, financial aid counseling, transfer assistance, college visits, career counseling, and Lunch & Learn workshops. In addition, TRIO students may be eligible for $1,000 Grant Aid Scholarships through our program. Once a student is selected to receive this assistance, it never has to be paid back! In order to join, students must complete an application available online or in the TRIO office. When the applications are received, students are notified as to their eligibility. 11 College Information


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