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DUAL ENROLLMENT Admissions PolicY

for High School and Home School students

High school and home school students who meet the required criteria for participation in the dual enrollment programs may be offered admission to Tidewater Community College in accordance with the Virginia Plan for Dual Enrollment.

Generally, enrollment of students into the dual enrollment program is intended to enhance and enrich their traditional secondary education experience.

Dual enrollment is restricted to high school and home school students studying at the high school junior or senior levels. Documentation of parental permission is required for all dual enrollment students.

Students enrolling in a dual enrollment course must demonstrate readiness for college and meet all course pre-requisites. The college reserves the right to evaluate special cases and to refuse admission to an applicant if such refusal is considered to be in the best interest of the college.

Home school students must also provide a copy of a home school agreement approved by the school district or a letter from the local school board or a copy of the letter filed by the parent/legal guardian declaring home school for religious exemption.

Because admitting high school freshmen and sophomores into dual enrollment is considered exceptional, the college ready status of each prospective freshman and sophomore student will be treated on a case-by-case basis. Formal approval by the college president is required for admitting freshmen or sophomores.

All students admitted under this section must demonstrate readiness for college by meeting the criteria below.

 

Admission Criteria  for Transfer Courses

 

 

Virginia Placement Test (VPT)

COMPASS

ASSET

PSAT

SAT

ACT

SOL

English / Writing

ENG 111

76

43

50

500

21

N/A

Reading

 

ENG 111

81

42

50

500

21

N/A

Mathematics

MTE 1

25

33

52

520

22

Algebra I -  Pass

 

Admission Criteria  for Career and Technical Courses

 

 

Virginia
Placement Test (VPT)

COMPASS

ASSET

PSAT

SAT

ACT

SOL

English / Writing

ENF 1

32

35

50

500

21

N/A

Reading

 

ENF 1

62

35

50

500

21

N/A

Mathematics

MTE 1

25

33

52

520

22

Algebra I -  Pass

 

Admission Requirements

1.Individuals interested in taking college classes while still in high school must apply for admission under special provisions. They are encouraged to meet with an Admissions Advisor or designee to review the appropriateness of the requested college credit course(s) as it relates to the student's educational goals.

2. Eligibility for continued enrollment will be reviewed each term and authorized by an Admissions Advisor or designee based on educational performance. The student must have completed all previous college courses with a grade point average of at least 2.0.

3. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations may be discussed with the student and parent to clarify disclosure regulations concerning personally identifiable information.

4. Individuals who do not meet the college's general admission requirements, but apply as an exception to the general admissions policy, may be considered provided they meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • The applicant must have a written recommendation from the high school principal or designee certifying  that the individual is eligible for enrollment at the high school and amply prepared for a college-level course.

  • Home-schooled students must provide:

    • a copy of their authorization to home school from the division school system;

    • official evidence that they are performing at their appropriate grade level, as determined by the division superintendent. (Options include results from the same or alternate forms of standardized achievement tests used in the Virginia State Assessment Program or results from other assessments which, in the judgment of the division superintendent, indicate that the student is achieving at an adequate level); and

    • a written recommendation from their tutor or teacher certifying that the applicant is performing at the required grade level.

FORM: Exceptions to General Admissions (PDF)

 

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