2015-16 College Catalog

Online Catalog

Gifted and Talented Students

Students in the eighth through tenth grades who are enrolled in public or private school gifted and talented programs, or who have otherwise demonstrated outstanding ability, may be considered for admission to credit courses on a case-by-case basis. Requirements for admission include submission of the college’s Early Entrance application and addendum, official secondary school transcripts, and proof of legal residency. In accordance with state law, other documentation of outstanding abilities and maturity, such as enrollment in gifted and talented programs, test scores, recommendations, portfolios or awards, must be submitted to assist with admissions decisions. A pre-admission interview, with at least one parent or guardian in attendance, is required. Appropriate placement testing is also required. Students attending the college on this basis may enroll for a maximum of two courses per semester. Students admitted based upon the college’s Gifted and Talented policies are generally restricted from enrolling in developmental coursework unless: a) the student places above college-level but wishes to review; b) the student places into and wants to take the college’s highest level college preparatory math class. Continuing Education noncredit courses are not available to students younger than 16 years old unless the courses are specifically designated for youth. (Please refer to the Kids on Campus and Home Schooling sections of the noncredit schedule of classes.)