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Application Procedure 1. Submit a completed application form, either via the interactive application form on the NCC Web site (www.nwicc.edu) or by mail to the Enrollment Office. 2. Upon application to the College, you must submit an official copy of your high school transcript or official documentation of your high school equivalency scores. 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. Some programs require satisfactory entrance assessment scores for admission. • NCC accepts the following entrance assessments: ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, ACT and ASSET. All assessments must have been taken within the past five years. • Testing will be administered at the College by appointment. • If you are unable to complete an assessment on NCC’s campus, you may take the assessment at another community college testing site and transfer the scores to NCC’s Enrollment Office. 5. 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. 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. Registration If you plan to obtain a diploma or degree, you must complete an entrance assessment prior to registering 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 (Marketing) If interested in receiving career assistance, please contact Susan Schmidt, Director of Learning Center, at ext. 112. 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. 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. 13 College Information


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