Admission Information for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Resident Aliens Educated in Foreign Countries - ContinuedApplicants With Prior College Work (i.e., transfer students or returning OWCC students) are responsible for submitting completed, full sets of admission/readmission application forms and related documents. In addition, they must provide official transcripts covering all course work attempted at all colleges or universities previously attended. (These transcripts must be mailed directly to the OWCC Admissions Office from the respective institutions. Hand carried documents will not be accepted).
Transfer students admitted to the college with a cumulative grade point average which by OWCC standards would be considered less than good standing will be subject to probation rules (see page 38).
Transfer applicants whose academic records, by OWCC standards, would have caused their suspension will not normally be considered for admission until at least one semester has elapsed since enrollment at the last institution attended, and the individual shall be subject to the Okaloosa-Walton Community College policies relative to suspension (see page 38).
Transfer credit earned at colleges or universities accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations may be accepted if the credit is in an area and on the level normally considered within the first two years of college. Candidacy status in one of the six regional accrediting associations will be recognized as accreditation. Credit taken at nonaccredited institutions will not be accepted for transfer to Okaloosa-Walton Community College.
Nondegree-seeking students are persons who take selected college courses without the intent of completing a certificate or associate degree program. Many students attend the college to upgrade employment skills, for transfer credit, or for personal interest and enjoyment. Nondegree applicants only need to provide a completed Application for Admission and Data Form and a Florida Residency Declaration. Upon changing to degree-seeking status at OWCC or upon earning 24 semester hours, high school/college transcripts, as appropriate, will be required.
Interim-study students (i.e., transient students who normally seek enrollment only for one semester or term and whose enrollment is to be only as part of their pursuit of a degree at another institution) are advised to obtain, preferably in writing, their parent institution's authorization of course selection.
Noncollege credit programs at Okaloosa-Walton Community College include Adult Basic Education (ABE), Vocational Preparatory/General Education Review, citizenship, occupational courses, and self-supporting recreational and leisure-time courses. Applicants for admission to noncredit programs must submit the appropriate application materials and meet the specific admission requirements for the programs they want to enter.
This program leads to the completion of elementary and secondary studies, including basic reading, writing and mathematics. Adult Basic Education classes are designed for adults who need to develop skills in reading, writing and arithmetic. It includes other subjects related to gainful employment, such as obtaining the Florida High School Diploma (through the GED test), or learning to speak English. Eligibility requirements are as follows:
Students legally out of high school but who lack a high school diploma may be granted permission to enter an occupational certificate program or other credit courses on a provisional basis.
Applicants enrolled on a provisional basis are encouraged to prepare themselves for the GED test. Adult Basic Education classes, Vocational Preparatory classes, the Learning and Writing Skills Laboratory, the Academic Skills Center, tutoring, and a mathematics laboratory are provided to assist the individual in preparing for the GED test.
Persons seeking to enroll in Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs are NOT eligible for provisional enrollment because a high school diploma is required for admission to degree programs. Persons who expect to receive a high school or GED diploma and who seek to pursue an AA or AS program should, without delay, consult with the Admissions Office about eligibility for "Conditional Enrollment."