Admissions

If you want to have an exceptional learning experience in a family-friendly atmosphere, then you've come to the right place. Coahoma Community College provides students with quality and excellence. Your future begins at Coahoma Community College.  Learn why we are the right choice for you. 

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Admissions requirements for...

The following requirements are general admissions requirements and must be completed by all students desiring admission to Coahoma Community College:

1. APPLICATION
Each applicant is required to submit a completed application for admission. This application can be obtained by contacting the Office of Admissions and Records or by clicking here.

2. TRANSCRIPTS
A first-time entering student seeking admission to the college should provide an official transcript bearing the principal's/registrar's signature, date of graduation (if applicable) and the school seal. 

Students who have passed the General Education Test must submit an official transcript of the General Education Diploma (GED) scores.

Students who have attended other institutions of higher learning must submit official college and/or military transcripts from ALL institutions attended.

3. ACT SCORES
Students seeking admission to the academic and technical programs are required to take the American College Test (ACT) and request that the results be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records. The ACT Code for Coahoma Community College is 002401.

A transfer student is defined as one who has satisfactorily completed course work from another accredited college or university. Students transferring to Coahoma Community College are required to meet all admission requirements listed in the College Catalog.

A student who is on academic probation at another college, if otherwise acceptable, is admitted to Coahoma Community College on probation. A student who is excluded from another college because of academic suspension may be considered for admission to Coahoma Community College on probationary status after remaining out of college for one semester.

See the Student Records Policies of the Catalog for the Transfer Credit Policy.  For Health Science programs, see the Health Science Transfer Policy in the Health Science Student Handbook.

The application of a student graduating from a home school program will be referred to the Admission Committee and will be considered on an individual basis.

A homeschooled student must submit a transcript prepared by a parent, guardian, or custodian with a signed affidavit and a written recommendation from one of the above persons.

All other admission requirements must also be met which includes ACT scores and social security card.

The committee will make a recommendation to the appropriate instructional Deans (Academic Dean for Academic Affairs, Dean for Career Technical Education or Dean for Health Sciences) regarding enrollment status.

REQUIREMENTS

High school students may earn college credit while they are still attending high school and enrolled in high school courses. Only students with a 3.0-grade point average on a 4.0 scale or better on all high school courses are eligible to enroll. There is no obligation on the part of the student to enroll at Coahoma Community College after high school graduation. To be admitted to the Dual Enrollment Program, students must have the following:

  1. A minimum of fourteen (14) Carnegie high school units
  2. An overall 3.0-grade point average on a 4.0 scale or better on all high school courses as documented by an official high school transcript which must be sealed in an envelope
  3. A unconditional letter of recommendation from the academic counselor and/or principal (provided by dual enrollment coordinator)
  4. Application for admission to Coahoma Community College
  5. A copy of social security card

NOTE: Dual enrollment students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in each class taken to continue in the dual enrollment program.

A limited number of international students who meet the requirements will be accepted for admission to the college. All of the requirements must be completed two (2) months prior to beginning of classes for the semester in question in order to permit time for forms required by the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the United States Department of Justice to be completed and approved.

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Provide final transcript of high school/secondary work and/or all transcripts from each college/post-secondary institution attended. (Student is responsible for having transcripts evaluated and interpreted and the costs incurred in this process).
  3. Provide evidence of proficiency in the English language through a score of at least 525 on "Test of English as a Foreign Language."
  4. Provide scores on American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
  5. Submit a financial affidavit reflecting evidence of sufficient monies to cover college and personal expenditures while in attendance. Total expenditures including tuition, room and board fees and other fees must be paid at the time of registration.
  6. Must be interviewed by the Admission Committee.

Note: The College reserves the right to determine the number of foreign students to be admitted and to change policies stated herein when deemed necessary.

Admission requirements for veterans or eligible persons are the same as for regular admission students. Veterans and other eligible persons must meet all general admission requirements and provide the Office of Admissions and Records with documented evidence of all previous education and training prior to being admitted and certified to the Veteran's Administration. Veterans who intend to utilize GI benefits cannot be admitted to the college under special admission status and be eligible to receive financial benefits under the GI Bill. Veterans or veteran dependents are required to report to the Office of Admissions and Records after registering. 

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  1. Complete and submit the online application to the honors college program:
  2. You will need to upload your 500-word profile essay, double spaced using a 12-point font as a part of the application.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendations from a high school teacher/counselor/administrator and from a community leader as a part of the application.
  4. Submit an official copy of your high school transcript and college transcript (if you are a transfer student) and your most recent ACT or SAT score report to the Office of Admissions and Records. If you have already sent them, it is not necessary to send a second copy.  All correspondence submitted on your behalf must include your complete name and Social Security number.  Type or print legibly.

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