Chapter 3 – Student Services

3.10.01 Admissions Policy

GENERAL ADMISSION for high school graduates and applicants 18 and older.

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) has an "open door" admission policy which admits any graduate of a high school or an individual who is at least 18 years of age and who holds a Certificate of Educational Competence.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements, but who are at least 18 years of age, may be granted admission by the chief student services administrator of the respective institution, or designee. Admission in such cases is based on the applicant's general educational development.

Because of the large number of students seeking admission, admission is granted on a "first-come, first-served" basis for as many students as the various programs can accommodate. Some programs may require satisfactory completion of certain prerequisites prior to admission.

SPECIAL ADMISSION for students under 18 years of age.

Applicants under age 18 may be admitted to a college if they are deemed able to benefit from the curricular offerings of the college. Admission may be to individual courses or to a program as determined by admission's officials.

This policy is intended to expand opportunities for younger, qualified students who may not be enrolled in Running Start or other local student enrollment option programs. Moreover, the intent of this policy is not to replace or duplicate the functions of local public schools.

[Adopted 01/18/73; Amended 09/20/78; Amended 11/09/82; Amended 05/16/9; Amended 06/20/95; Amended 07/19/05; effective 01/01/06]

3.10.01 Administrative Procedures