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5.01 - Admissions

Policy Title: Admissions

Impact: Students


Effective Date: 3/26/2008

Revised Date: 3/26/2014

Reviewed Date:

Relates to Procedure(s): 5.01

Legal Citation(s):

I.  Policy Narrative:

North Idaho College accepts any student meeting minimum qualifications who can benefit from the credit-granting programs offered by the college. Eligibility and admissions requirements for all degrees are published in the college catalog.


II. Definitions:

  1. Degree-Seeking/Certificate-Seeking Students (matriculated students)
    An official transcript from a high school or home school showing the date of graduation or a GED is required to gain admission to the college as a degree seeking student.

  2. Non-High School Graduates (matriculated students)
    A non-high school graduate may be admitted as a regular matriculating student upon passing the high school level General Education Development (GED) tests

  3. Non-Degree/Non-Certificate Students (non-matriculated students)
    As an alternative education path for those who choose not to progress towards a degree, students may enroll in courses for their personal enrichment. Applicants under the age of 16 must contact the Admissions Office for special admissions consideration.

  4. Dual Enrollment Students
    The Dual Enrollment program is available to academically-prepared students who are at least 16 years of age, have completed at least 50% of their high school requirements, and would like to complete courses at NIC concurrently.  Eligibility requirements are published in the college’s catalog.

  5. International Students
    North Idaho College welcomes the enrollment of qualified international students.  The college encourages meaningful participation in the education, social, and cultural activities of the local community.

  6. Senior Citizens
    Individuals 60 years of age or older, not seeking a degree or certificate, will be classified as senior citizens and may enroll in credit courses at a discounted rate.